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Tibialis anterior muscle hernia: rare but not uncommon
  1. Hari Hullur1,
  2. Yousif Salem2,
  3. Jawaher Al Khalifa1,
  4. Amro Salem2
  1. 1King Hamad University Hospital, Busaiteen, Bahrain
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, King Hamad University Hospital, Busaiteen, Bahrain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yousif Salem, yousifas-2{at}


Muscular hernias in the lower limb are a rare entity that have seldom been described in the literature, to the extent that the seminal paper on the subject remains a case series from 1929. Here, we present a case of tibialis anterior muscle hernia and discuss the aetiology behind the same. Furthermore, we attempt to amalgamate existing knowledge to provide some guidance for investigation and management of this important diagnostic consideration.

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  • Contributors HH provided substantial contributions to the conception and design of the written report and acquisition of photographs. YS was involved in drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content. JAK was involved in conception and design, acquisition of data and revising it critically for important intellectual content. AS was involved in final approval of the version published and agreement to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.