A lumbar hernia presenting as an obstructing lesion of the colon

Dis Colon Rectum. 1986 Nov;29(11):742-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02555323.


A patient with a lumbar hernia of Petit, presenting as an obstructing lesion of the ascending colon and concomitant acute cholecystitis is described. The anatomy, cause, and surgical treatment of lumbar hernia are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Cholecystitis / etiology
  • Colonic Diseases / etiology*
  • Female
  • Hernia, Ventral / complications*
  • Hernia, Ventral / diagnostic imaging
  • Hernia, Ventral / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Lumbosacral Region
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography