The first issue of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, published by the College of Health Science of Jimma University, appeared in July 1990 with the title 'Bulletin of Jimma Institute of Health Sciences'. The journal used to appear twice a year until July 2007. Thereafter, it used to be published trice a year until it became a quarterly publication in 2014. Since January 2016, it is appearing every other month. It is an open access journal available at http://ejhs.ju.edu.et.

Vol 29 No 3 (2019): Lumbo-Costo-Vertebral Syndrome with Congenital Lumbar Hernia: Case Report

Background: Lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome is a set of rare abnormalities involving vertebral bodies, ribs, and abdominal wall.

Case: We present a case of Lumbo-costo-vertebral syndrome in a 6-month old female infant who had a progressive swelling over the right lumbar area since birth. Clinical examination revealed a reducible swelling on the right flank with positive cough impulse. Ultrasonography showed a defect containing bowel loops in the right lumbar region. Chest X-ray revealed scoliosis and hemi- vertebrae with absent lower ribs on the right side. Computer tomography scan showed hernia sac containing the bowel and the
right lobe of the liver with cross fused kidney.

Conclusion: Lumbo-costo-vertebraly syndrome is a rare condtion
which could be associated with different organ malformations. Simple closure or meshplasty could be done depending on the size of the defect.
KEYWORDS: lumbar hernia, lumbo-costo-vertebral, hemi- vertebrae

Published: 2019-06-10

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Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

The first issue of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, published by the College of Health Science of Jimma University, appeared in July 1990 with the title 'Bulletin of Jimma Institute of Health Sciences'. The journal used to appear twice a year until July 2007. Thereafter, it used to be published trice a year until it became a quarterly publication in 2014. Since January 2016, it is appearing every other month. It is an open access journal available at http://ejhs.ju.edu.et. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles related to Public Health and Medicine. The objectives of the journal are:

  1. To provide current scientific and technological information on health and related fields for informed planning and decision making.
  2. To contribute to the scientific knowledge and practices in medicine, public health and related fields by providing a formal means for researchers to share their scientific research works, observations and experiences.