Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Dec 6, 2021; 9(34): 10728-10732
Published online Dec 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i34.10728
Obturator hernia - a rare etiology of lateral thigh pain: A case report
Jun Young Kim, Min Cheol Chang
Jun Young Kim, Min Cheol Chang, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu 705-717, South Korea
Author contributions: Kim JY and Chang MC contributed equally to this work. Kim JY and Chang MC both designed the research study, performed the research, analyzed the data, and wrote the manuscript; all authors have read and approve the final manuscript.
Supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government, No. NRF-2021R1A2C1013073.
Informed consent statement: The need for informed consent was waived by the Institutional Review Board of Yeungnam University Hospital because of the retrospective nature of this case report.
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Corresponding author: Min Cheol Chang, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, 317-1 Daemyungdong, Namku, Taegu 705-717, South Korea.
Received: July 27, 2021
Peer-review started: July 27, 2021
First decision: September 1, 2021
Revised: September 2, 2021
Accepted: October 18, 2021
Article in press: October 18, 2021
Published online: December 6, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: The causes of thigh pain are diverse. Although it is a rare disorder, an obturator hernia should be suspected, and imaging studies should be performed when musculoskeletal disorders causing thigh pain are not found in patients with medial, anterior, or lateral thigh pain. Additionally, our report provides clinicians with information that an obturator hernia can cause lateral thigh pain.