A rare case of a strangulated Littre's hernia with Meckel's diverticulum duplication. Case report and literature review

C R López-Lizárraga, M P Sánchez-Muñoz, G E Juárez-López, L Pelayo-Orozco, L F De la Cerda-Trujillo, C F Ploneda-Valencia
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2017, 33: 58-61

INTRODUCTION: The Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract present in approximately 1-4% of the population; the MD duplication is exceedingly rare with only a few reports of it. Here we present the firs case of a strangulated Littre's hernia with MD duplication.

PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 30-year-old male presented to the emergency room with clinical signs of small bowel obstruction, at physical examination, a right incarcerated inguinal hernia with erythema was found. We did a laparotomy, and two MD were found, one in the sac with ischemia, and the other 90cm from the Bahuińs valve. A diverticulectomy of the ischemic diverticulum was done, and the other MD was left in place; the inguinal region was repaired with a Lichtenstein technique.

DISCUSSION: The complications of the MD are 3-4 times more frequent in men, been an intestinal obstruction, hemorrhage, diverticulitis, ulceration, and perforation. A Littrés hernia is when the MD is found in the sac; this is seen in the inguinal region in 50% of the cases. The management of a Littre's hernia is the resection of the MD; it could be done by an intestinal resection or by a diverticulectomy accordingly to the Park criteria.

CONCLUSION: As to our knowledge, this is the first case of an incarcerated Littre's hernia with duplication of a Meckel's diverticulum.

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