A Rare Etiology of Intestinal Obstruction: Paraduodenal Hernia

Mustafa Yener Uzunoglu, Fatih Altintoprak, Enis Dikicier, Ismail Zengin, Yusuf Arslan

Abstract


Internal hernias are a rare cause of intestinal obstructions and responsible for 1% of all obstructions. Paraduodenal hernia is the most common form of congenital internal hernia and constitutes a protrusion of bowel into the retroperitoneal space through peritoneal defects near the third and fourth portion of the duodenum. The clinical symptoms are non-specific and it depends on the degree of obstruction. Preoperative diagnosis is very difficult. If diagnosis is delayed, the course of this disease may lead to high mortality and morbidity ratio.




J Med Cases. 2016;7(6):223-225
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2491w


Keywords


Internal hernia; Intestinal obstruction; Paraduodenal hernia

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