Herniation of the Liver: An Extremely Rare Entity


TEKİN F. , ARSLAN A. , GÜNŞAR F.

JCPSP-JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN, cilt.24, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: JCPSP-JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN

Özet

We hereby present the case of a 75 years old female who was complaining of right upper quadrant abdominal pain. She had a history of cystectomy, cholecystectomy and choledochotomy operations for liver hydatid cyst 5 years ago. In addition, multiple endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography sessions had been performed for recurrent biliary duct stones in the last 4 years. Radiological investigations revealed the presence of cirrhosis and the herniation of the left liver lobe through the abdominal incisional hernia defect. Secondary sclerosing cholangitis as a result of the previous operations was suggested to be the probable etiology for cirrhosis. The cirrhotic patient with an advanced age was found to be high risk for surgery. In addition, her symptoms were minimal. Thus, she was managed conservatively. Herniation of the liver is very rare. It is quite difficult to speculate any predisposing risk factors for liver herniation because of the rarity of this condition.