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Congenital Lumbar Hernia:Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature (Abstract)

Esposito C. , Settimi A. , De Marco M., Alicchio F., Giurin I., Perricone F., De Fazio C., Esposito G.
Department of Pediatric Surgery University “Federico II” ,Naples, Italy



Congenital lumbar hernias are very rare, with no more than 50 cases reported in the literature so far. This may be the reason why pediatric surgery textbooks seldom mention this affection and why we decided to describe two patients with congenital lumbar hernia, along with a complete review of the literature.

Key words: congenital lumbar hernia, space of grynfeltt-lesshaft, space of Petit


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