A hernia is caused when the abdominal contents protrude through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. An obturator hernia is a very rare type of hernia that occurs through an opening in the pelvis. An obturator hernia is caused when the intestine bulges through the obturator foramen. This type of hernia occurs in women particularly elderly women.
Obturator Hernia – Symptoms
Symptoms of Obturator hernia include:
- Bowel obstruction
- Abdominal bloating
Causes of Obturator Hernia
Aging can cause loosening of muscle mass and fatty tissue and the intestine enters the obturator canal. Multiple child birth and obesity can also cause obturator hernia. It can be diagnosed by imaging tests like CT scan, ultrasound scan or MRI scan of the abdomen.
Obturator hernia can be treated with Laparoscopic surgery. The surgery is initiated by administering a dose of anesthesia to relax the patient and to reduce the pain and discomfort. The surgeon then makes a small incision in the abdominal wall and inserts a laparoscope to view inside of the abdominal cavity and associated organs. The surgeon makes few more incisions to insert two more instruments and the bulged tissues are pushed back and placed in position. Later a mesh is placed in the weak spot of the abdominal wall to prevent the possibility of reoccurrence of hernia. Later the incisions are closed with self dissolving sutures.
After the surgery, medications are administrated to reduce pain and discomfort of the surgery. The patient can leave the hospital in a day or two and resume normal life in a week’s time.
Advantages of laparoscopic hernia repair include:
- Small incisions
- Lowers chance of infection
- Less postoperative pain
- Reduced hospital stay
- Minimal scars
- Faster recovery time
Hernia – Other Types
Videos Related to Hernia
|Hernia ; Symptoms, Causes, Treatment | Doctor Live 31Oct 2019 - Malayalam|
October 31, 2019
|Keyhole Surgery for Hernia - Malayalam|
January 12, 2019
About Dr. R. Padmakumar
Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Hernia Surgeon in India. He has been changing lives through Keyhole Surgery. He has got more than 30 years of hands-on experience in laparoscopic Surgery in major hospitals across India and has completed more than 7000 cases of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries. Dr. Padmakumar has trained more than 300 surgeons from all over the world the art of laparoscopic surgery especially Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery. Dr. Padmakumar is also hailed as one of the Best Bariatric Surgeon in India & UAE. He is renowned for new and improved treatment techniques and the first in the World to perform Scarless Bariatric Surgery with Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty. He is also one of the very few thyroid surgeons in India doing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (scarless thyroid surgery).