Perry CP, Hantes JM. Journal of the Soc of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2005;9:138-141.Cindy Neville, PT, DPT, WCS- January 9, 2013
Primary Aim: To describe results of laparoscopic treatment of obturator hernia (OH) in a small cohort of female patients with obturator neuralgia and chronic pelvic pain.Background: The obturator foramen is formed by the rami of the ischium and the pubic bone, and is partially closed by a strong musculoaponeurotic barrier consisting of an internal and an external obturator membrane and an internal and an external obturator muscle. The obturator canal is situated in the cranial portion of this membrane with the pubic bone above and the membrane below, and measures approximately 0.2-cm to 0.5-cm wide and 2-cm to 3-cm long through which traverse the obturator nerve, artery ,and vein. The obturator nerve may become compressed in the canal leading to neuralgia.