Obturator hernia: a new technique for repair

J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1998 Feb;43(1):33-4.


An obturator hernia is exceedingly rare and the diagnosis is usually made at laparotomy for small bowel obstruction. Several methods of dealing with the hernial defect have been described. Two cases of obturator hernias in nonagenarians are reported and a new, simple and effective method of repairing the hernia by suturing a polypropylene (Prolene) mesh to Cooper's ligament is proposed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Hernia, Obturator / epidemiology
  • Hernia, Obturator / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Polypropylenes
  • Surgical Mesh
  • Suture Techniques


  • Polypropylenes