Abdominal intercostal hernia (AIH) is uncommonly reported in the literature with only 20 cases reported to date.1–3 We report a case of a delayed incarcerated AIH secondary to blunt trauma from a motor vehicle accident in which the colon and diaphragm herniated through an associated chest defect that was repaired successfully through a transabdominal approach using primary repair of the defect in combination with onlay porcine patch reinforcement.
Recommended CitationNguyen, B.A., Phi D; Pucci, MD, Michael J.; Jenoff, MD, Jay S.; and Cowan, MD, Scott W., "Abdominal intercostal hernia: a rare complication after blunt trauma." (2013). Department of Surgery Gibbon Society Historical Profiles. Paper 19.