Herniation of Gravid Uterus: Report of 2 Cases and Review of Literature

Pradip Kumar Saha, MD; Minakshi Rohilla, MD; G.R.V Prasad, MD; Lakhbir K. Dhaliwal, MD; Indu Gupta, MD, PhD

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Anterior abdominal wall hernias are uncommon, and herniation of a gravid uterus into these hernias is even rarer. Although reducible initially, the herniation of pregnant uterus may be complicated by incarceration and subsequent strangulation within the hernial sac, late in the course of pregnancy. There is no consensus over the management of this rare condition. Each case should be individualized. If uncomplicated, a conservative approach until term followed by delivery and herniorrhaphy is a good option. Here, 2 cases of herniation of gravid uterus into the anterior abdominal wall are described along with a brief review of literature pertaining to its presentation, complications, and management.

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