Intramesosigmoid hernia: A rare type of congenital internal hernia

V. Puri, R. P. Bertellotti, N. Garg, R. J. Fitzgibbons

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Intestinal obstruction from congenital internal hernias is a rare and often unsuspected problem. We report the case of a 66-year-old male with a rare type of congenital internal hernia causing bowel obstruction. He underwent successful laparoscopy-assisted surgical repair without bowel resection. Symptomatic congenital internal hernias usually present with intermittent or acute small-bowel obstruction without any history of previous abdominal surgery. Laparoscopy or hand-assisted laparoscopy can be useful tools for locating the region of pathology and enable minimally invasive surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-465
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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