Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1686.Case Report | Open Access

Left Hepatic Lobe Herniating Through Sternotomy Incision

Amer Hashim Al Ani, Mustafa Y Rashid Al Badra, Sabah Al Kaisy, Hesham Abdulmoneim, Hassan Abdulhakim, Zahir Al jowher, Eltegani Eltayieb Ahmed and Gada Al Khalid

Department of General Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

*Correspondance to: Amer Hashim Al Ani 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1686


Introduction: Liver herniation through surgical incision is very rare. Moreover, it is exceptional for the left hepatic lobe to herniate through sternotomy incision.Presentation of the case: We present herein a 66-year-old woman admitted to ER complains about upper abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan showed herniation of part of left hepatic lobe through previous sternotomy incision. Conservative measures were successful in managing her symptoms.
Discussion: Till now only few cases of liver herniation through scar of sternotomy have been documented.Conclusion: Although it is rare, left hepatic lobe may herniate through sternotomy incision.


Left lobe liver; Sternotomy; Incisional hernia

Cite the article

Al Ani AH, Al Badra MYR, Al Kaisy S, Abdulmoneim H, Abdulhakim H, Al jowher Z, et al. Left Hepatic Lobe Herniating Through Sternotomy Incision. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1686.

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