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Had lap surgery possible obturator hernia. GS and OBGYN found hole with ovary trap'd in it. How is this fixed. Doctors never seen this before. please help?

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In brief: Obturator foramen

This is a rare hernia usually found in elderly females.
Your are 45 so you are not elderly. The obturator foramen is a hole in your pelvis. It allows structures like the obturator nerve to pass through this area. Intestines and ovaries can be trapped in this area. The correction requires removing the trapped tissue and patching the area to prevent more things getting trapped in the future.

In brief: Obturator foramen

This is a rare hernia usually found in elderly females.
Your are 45 so you are not elderly. The obturator foramen is a hole in your pelvis. It allows structures like the obturator nerve to pass through this area. Intestines and ovaries can be trapped in this area. The correction requires removing the trapped tissue and patching the area to prevent more things getting trapped in the future.
Dr. Randy Stevens
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Dr. Armando Russo
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Surgically

If the ovary was trapped in an obturator space hernia (very, very rare), the ovary may have been compromised and needs to be removed.

In brief: Surgically

If the ovary was trapped in an obturator space hernia (very, very rare), the ovary may have been compromised and needs to be removed.
Dr. Armando Russo
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Dr. John Sand
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Repair

Anything can poke through a defect in the abdominal wall or "herniate", like omentum intestine, or even an ovary.
The treatment is to remove the herniated structure, whatever it is and repair the defect so it does not recur.

In brief: Repair

Anything can poke through a defect in the abdominal wall or "herniate", like omentum intestine, or even an ovary.
The treatment is to remove the herniated structure, whatever it is and repair the defect so it does not recur.
Dr. John Sand
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