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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Sep;10(2):211-214. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 2007.
Copyright © 2007 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Congenital Lumbar Hernia
Byung Ky Lee, Hae Young Kim,* Yong Hoon Cho,* and Jae Hong Park
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.

An lumbar hernia is a rare clinical disease entity thatarises from the superior or inferior lumbar triangle and presents as a reducible protruding mass in the flank region between twelfth rib and the iliac crest. There are two classifications one classification is a congenital or acquired hernia according to the occurrence timing and the other classification is a superior (Grynfeltt-Lesshaft hernia) or inferior (Petit's hernia) lumbar hernia according to the anatomical location. Approximately 10% of all lumbar hernias are congenital and the vast majority of them are unilateral. We report here a case of a congenital lumbar hernia through the superior lumbar triangle of Grynfeltt-Lesshaft without any other congenital anomalies or complications in a four-month-old male. It was treated successfully with a surgical repair.

Keywords: Congenital lumbar hernia; Superior lumbar hernia