Congenital lumbar hernia associated with the lumbocostovertebral syndrome: Two cases

Somuncu S., Bernay F., Rizalar R., Aritürk E., Günaydin M., Gürses N.

European Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.7, no.2, pp.122-124, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1071071
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-124
  • Keywords: Congenital lumbar hernia, Lumbocostovertebral syndroma
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Congenital hernias in the lumbar region are very uncommon. Two cases with congenital lumbar hernia associated with the lumbocostovertebral syndrome are presented. The first case of a 14-month-old girl presented with the type of a superior lumbar triangle hernia. The second case was a 2 year- old girl presenting with diffuse lumbar hernia. The anatomy, embryology and treatment of this congenital abnormality are discussed.