Podcast #192: Back Fat Hernia

Author: Jared Scott M.D.

Educational Pearls:

  • There are two anatomical triangles on the back, the inferior lumbar triangle and the superior lumbar triangle.
  • Herniation occurs whenever something moves to a place where it is not supposed to be, often through a fascial weakness.
  • A “back hernia” can happen when the contents of of the abdominal cavity herniate into the back, usually through the superior lumbar triangle. This is also known as a Grynfeltt-Lesshaft hernia.
  • Back hernias can be traumatic or congenital.
  • These hernias are typically treated surgically.

References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3959346/


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