• Postherpetic abdominal pseudohernia

    Absil G , Bouquiaux O , Wang FC , Kaux JF , Nikkels AF
    Rev Med Liege 2021, 76(11),773-775

    Abstract : Postherpetic neuralgia is the most feared complication of herpes zoster (HZ). The incidence increases with age. Nevertheless, around 5 % of HZ patients will experience a motor deficiency known as segmental zoster paresis (SZP) according to the affected dermatome. Abdominal pseudohernia is an exceptional clinical presentation of SZP, involving the T6-L1 dermatomas. The recognition of this rare complication of HZ prevents unnecessary explorations and interventions. There is no specific treatment but in general the evolution is favorable and spontaneous healing is observed within several months.

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