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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-58

Spontaneous rupture of an incisional hernia

1 Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery. Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

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We report a case of spontaneous dehiscence -of an incisional hernia. A 30--year old women was brought to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital with ruptured incisional hernia and small intestinal evisceration. She had no history of abdominal trauma. The hernia was successfully repaired with no recurrence 3 years after repai1: Prevention of incisional hernias should be the concern of all surgeons. Also, a case is made for the repair of incisional hernias especially in our environment.

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