Scarpa's Fascia Hernia

Ahud Sternberg, Alexander A. Deutsch, Rafael Reiss

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To the Editor: Herniation of preperitoneal fat through defects in the deep fascial layers of the abdominal wall is well known. Such herniation may be asymptomatic, but quite frequently it is associated with pain, local tenderness, and even ischemic incarceration. The following is a description of an analogous situation, in which a lobule of fat from the deep subcutaneous layer came to be incarcerated through a defect in the superficial fascia of Scarpa. A young woman, 24 years old, who had always been healthy was referred to us because of several days of pain in her right inguinal region, with. . . No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 26 Aug 1982
Externally publishedYes


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