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Lumbar hernia: a rare cause of large bowel obstruction
  1. I G Hide,
  2. E E Pike,
  3. R Uberoi
  1. Department of Clinical Radiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE9 6SX, UK
  1. Dr IG Hide, Department of Radiology, South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesborough TS4 3BW, UK


We describe a 70-year-old woman presenting with large bowel obstruction secondary to incarceration of the mid descending colon within a lumbar hernia. This was diagnosed on barium enema and successfully treated surgically.

  • hernia
  • intestinal obstruction
  • colon
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