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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(8), 225-226
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-8-1
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Left Paraduodenal Hernia: An Unusual Cause of Acute Intestinal Obstruction

Thiam O1, , Toure AO1, Gueye ML1, Seck M1, Cisse M1, Foba ML1, Ka O1, Dieng M1, Dia A1 and Toure CT1

1General surgery department, Aristide Le Dantec hospital of Dakar

Pub. Date: June 25, 2015

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Thiam O, Toure AO, Gueye ML, Seck M, Cisse M, Foba ML, Ka O, Dieng M, Dia A and Toure CT. Left Paraduodenal Hernia: An Unusual Cause of Acute Intestinal Obstruction. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(8):225-226. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-8-1


Internal hernia is an unusual pathology. They are underestimated becauseit is usually asymptomatic. The diagnosis is usually done during a complication like the acute intestinal obstruction. We report a case of left paraduodenal internal hernia. He was received at the emergency in a clinical presentation of acute intestinal obstruction. The abdomino- pelvicCT scan could not confirm the diagnosis in preoperative. The laparotomy confirms the diagnosis. The treatment consisted in the reduction of intestines and the closing of the bag. The post-operative was simple after a year of follow-up.

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