Rapid Communication| Volume 43, ISSUE 4, e31-e32, April 2008

Conservative management of a traumatic abdominal wall hernia after a bicycle handlebar injury (case report and literature review)


      ‘Handlebar hernia' is the name given to a specific type of traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH). It is an uncommon injury, caused by impact of the abdominal wall against a blunt object, often bicycle handlebars. We present a case of handelbar hernia, discuss its investigation and treatment and suggest that immediate surgical repair may not always be required.

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