What are the clinical characteristics of abdominal obturator hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Obturator hernias are characterized by intermittent, acute, and severe hyperesthesia or pain in the medial thigh or in the region of the greater trochanter. These manifestations are usually relieved by flexion of the thigh and worsened by medial rotation, adduction, or extension at the hip. Rarely, there is a palpable mass in the medial upper thigh.


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