Modified tension-free mesh repair used in rare case of Littre's hernia

Raimkhanov Aidar Duysenovich, Aimagambetov Meyirbek Zhaksybekvich, Omarov Nazarbek Bakytbekovich, Zhagniyev Zhandos Yermukhambetovichzhan
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2015, 12: 81-3

INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is found at the antimesenteric border of the ileum, usually located from 30 to 90cm from the ileocecal valve. Meckel's diverticulum complications, such as bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, hemorrhage and rarely, hernias containing a Meckel's diverticulum (Littre's Hernia) required surgical intervention.

CASE PRESENTATION: We introduce the case report of 77-year-old man with inguinal hernia containing Meckel's diverticulum operated by the modified tension-free mesh repair.

DISCUSSION: Although Meckel's diverticulum is a relatively common anomaly, herniation of these embryological remnants is an exceedingly rare event. It can be difficult to diagnose Littre's hernia before operation.

CONCLUSION: The important thing is not to hesitate to perform diverticulectomy, to avoid complications of the patient in the future.

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