Obturator hernia: the plug technique

Hernia. 2001 Sep;5(3):161-3. doi: 10.1007/s100290100018.


The obturator hernia is an uncommon condition, with clinical manifestations of pain and intestinal obstruction. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult. The treatment is always surgical. There are several repair techniques that have been described: sac ligation alone, direct suture repair, use of autologous tissue or prosthetic repair. We report a case of an obturator hernia that was treated by the use of a plug of Mersilene.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hernia, Obturator / complications
  • Hernia, Obturator / diagnosis
  • Hernia, Obturator / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Suture Techniques