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외상성 허리헤르니아 (traumatic lumbar hernia)는 비 교적 드문 질환으로 보통 전산화단층촬영을 통해 진단된 다. 저자들은 플랫폼에서 떨어져 경추 척수 손상이 발생한 64세 남자에서 우연히 발견된 허리의 종괴에 대해 초음파 검사를 시행하였고 허리헤르니아로 진단하였으며 이를 CT 촬영을 통해 확진하였다. 이러한 1예의 경험을 토대로 저자들은 외상성 허리헤르니아의 진단에 있어 초음파 검 사가 유용한 진단도구로 쓰일 수 있음을 보고하고자 한다.


Traumatic lumbar hernia describes the extrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal contents through a defect in the posterolateral abdominal wall caused by a trauma. This is a rare entity and usually diagnosed by computed tomography. A 64-year-old male received an injury on his cervical spinal cord after an accident in which he fell down. He complained of a mass on his left posterolateral back area. We diagnosed the mass as a traumatic lumbar hernia by ultrasonography and confirmed it by computed tomography. We conclude that the ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for traumatic lumbar hernia.


Traumatic lumbar hernia describes the extrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal contents through a defect in the posterolateral abdominal wall caused by a trauma. This is a rare entity and usually diagnosed by computed tomography. A 64-year-old male received an injury on his cervical spinal cord after an accident in which he fell down. He complained of a mass on his left posterolateral back area. We diagnosed the mass as a traumatic lumbar hernia by ultrasonography and confirmed it by computed tomography. We conclude that the ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for traumatic lumbar hernia.