What is an obturator hernia?

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  • An obturator hernia is a rare but severe type of abdominal hernia that develops with a higher frequency in women age 70 and older. An obturator hernia occurs in the pelvis area, near the obturator foramen.  A hernia that bulges through the obturator foramen is called an obturator hernia.

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