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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 256062, 2 pages
Case Report

Obturator Hernia: A Rare Case of Acute Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, 53100 Rize, Turkey

Received 5 March 2013; Accepted 13 April 2013

Academic Editors: S. Bhatt, T. Çolak, S. S. Daradkeh, K. W. Lobdell, M. L. Quek, and Y. Rino

Copyright © 2013 Ibrahim Aydin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Obturator hernia is a rare type of pelvic hernia which generally occurs in elderly patients with accompanying diseases. Because it is difficult to diagnose before surgery, the morbidity and mortality rates for obturator hernia are high. The most common symptom is strangulation combined with mechanical intestinal obstruction.