Hi yes! I mean a superior or inferior lumbar hernia, not a flank hernia. I am curious about the anatomy because I feel like given the fact that most tests are laying on your back, it can pop back in and be missed by the radiologist. If a patient presents with a reduceable mass and swelling in the area and clinical symptoms like inability to pass gas (but not a complete bowel blockage), would a surgeon ever agree to do a diagnostic surgery even if it didn’t show up on CT clearly?
They are almost always seen on imaging. If CT is negative, it may be just incorrectly interpreted. Also, bowel is almost never in these hernias. Usually they are only fat, so it should not affect your GI system.
I am happy to see you as an online consultation if you want to send my your imaging and symptoms to review.
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