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Bauhin's ileocecal valve syndrome-a rare cause for small-bowel obstruction: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16482419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Benign ileocecal valve hypertrophy is a rare cause for intestinal obstruction. We describe a 51-year-old female with clinical and imaging presentation of chronic small-bowel obstruction. The patient was operated on, and a limited thickening of the ileocecal bowel wall causing intestinal obstruction was found. A right hemicolectomy was performed. On microscopic examination, severe fibrosis with hypertrophied nerves was found without any additional findings of malignancy or inflammation. Review of the relevant literature is presented.
Eviatar Nesher; Letizia Schreiber; Nahum Werbin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-23     Completed Date:  2006-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery A, Tel-Aviv Souraski Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertrophy / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Ileal Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Ileocecal Valve / pathology*
Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Intestine, Small
Middle Aged

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