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A rare case of lumbar hernia following iliac crest bone graft

DOI: 10.7439/ijbar.v4i1.885

Keywords: Lumbar hernia , iliac crest bone graft

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Introduction: Harvesting bone graft from iliac crest is routine procedure in orthopaedics practice. Lumbar hernia following this procedure is rare. Lumbar hernia is classified as congenital, primary, post traumatic and incisional. Objective: Reporting herewith a case of right lumbar hernia in 58 years old female occurring 10 years following full thickness iliac crest bone graft. Conclusion: Iliac crest bone harvest needs to be performed meticulously to prevent postoperative hernia. If occurs, polypropylene mesh repair gives good results. Key Words: Lumbar hernia; iliac crest bone graft


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