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The use of laparoscopy in the management of Littre's hernia in children

K W Chan, K H Lee, J W C Mou, S T Cheung, Y H Tam
Pediatric Surgery International 2008, 24 (7): 855-8
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Littre's hernia is a rare complication of Meckel's diverticulum. It was originally defined as 'the presence of a Meckel's diverticulum in any hernia sac' by Rieke in 1841. It is difficult to diagnose before surgery. With the advances in the development of laparoscopic surgery in children, diagnosis of this rare condition, together with subsequent repair of Littre's hernia and Meckel's diverticulectomy can be performed by laparoscopy. We herein report the use of laparoscopy in the management of two boys with Littre's hernia, including one with incarcerated hernia.

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