Incarcerated obturator hernia: case diagnosed at barium enema fluoroscopy

Radiology. 1989 Jul;172(1):51-2. doi: 10.1148/radiology.172.1.2740520.


Incarcerated obturator hernia is an uncommon entity that on occasion may produce specific radiographic findings and clinical signs (Howship-Romberg sign) that permit diagnosis prior to celiotomy. A case is reported in which the diagnosis was suggested when pain in the thigh was elicited during the course of a barium enema examination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Barium Sulfate
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy*
  • Hernia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hernia, Obturator / complications
  • Hernia, Obturator / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Ileal Diseases / etiology
  • Intestinal Obstruction / diagnostic imaging
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology


  • Barium Sulfate