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Littre's hernia, an incarcerated ventral incisional hernia containing a strangulated meckel diverticulum: report of a case

Bulent Citgez, Gurkan Yetkin, Mehmet Uludag, Sinan Karakoc, Ismail Akgun, Hamdi Ozsahin
Surgery Today 2011, 41 (4): 576-8
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Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Any hernia containing Meckel's diverticulum is classified as a Littre hernia. Littre hernias typically occur in the inguinal region, and they may cause bowel obstruction secondary to strangulation or incarceration of the diverticulum within the hernial sac. This case appears to be the second reported of an incarcerated incisional hernia due to Littre's hernia.

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