Congenital "transhaesio intestini tenuis supragastrica" in a 14-year-old girl - a rare case of internal hernia

K Bahadori, J Mayr, J Schleef
European Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2003, 13 (1): 54-6
Intestinal obstruction caused by internal hernia is a rare condition. A 14-year-old girl who suffered from acute abdominal pain two days after appendectomy is presented. Abdominal sonography and plain abdominal x-ray showed dilated small bowel loops and air-fluid levels indicating mechanical intestinal obstruction. Exploratory laparotomy revealed small intestine loops herniated through the lesser omentum. The anatomical aspects are reviewed and discussed.

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