SHORT REPORTSTraumatic bicycle handlebar herniaGoh, Steven C.J.; Welch, Catherine; Houlden, Chris J.; Gosling, D.C.Author Information Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, UK Correspondence to Mr. Steven Chin-Jwee Goh, Specialist Registrar in Surgery, Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2JY, UK Tel: +44 7956495282; e-mail: email@example.com Received 16 October 2006 Accepted 25 March 2007 European Journal of Emergency Medicine: June 2008 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 179-180 doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e3282c48bef Buy Metrics Abstract High velocity impact by handlebar is a rare cause of abdominal wall hernia following blunt trauma. We report a case of bicycle handlebar induced traumatic hernia with jejunal perforation. This case demonstrates that presentation of a traumatic hernia can be delayed and that computed tomographic scanning is useful in confirming the diagnosis. Surgical exploration with primary repair of the defect is the definitive treatment in cases of traumatic hernia. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.