Abdominal pseudo hernia: a rare sequelae of complicated herpes zoster


  • Mohankumar Vethanayagam Department of Skin & STDs,IRT Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai-638053, Tamilnadu, India
  • Senthilkumar. S Department of Surgery, IRT Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai-638053, Tamilnadu, India
  • Subha K. C. Department of Physiology, Annapoorna Medical College Periaseeragapady, Salem-6, Tamilnadu, India
  • Rajesh Rajagopalan Department of Skin & STDs,IRT Perundurai Medical College, Perundurai-638053, Tamilnadu, India
  • Bhaskaran. R. Department of Dermatology, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences, GST Road, Chinnakolampakkam- 603308, Madhuranthakam Taluk, Kanchipuram District Tamilnadu, India




Herpes zoster complications motor deficit, Muscle paralysis, Abdominal pseudo hernia


Herpes zoster (HZ) caused by Varicella Zoster Virus causes several complications, the most common being PHN (Post Herpetic Neuralgia). Here we report a case of phantom hernia following HZ involving T10-T11 dermatome. Close follow up will ensure full recovery to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention.


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