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Internal hernia through the broad ligament presenting with acute on chronic intestinal obstruction: A case report.
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PMID:  17111732     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Internal hernias are rare. Their occurrence through the broad ligament is one of the rarest forms. We present a report of a 45 year Nigerian female with acute on chronic intestinal obstruction due to an internal hernia of the broad ligament. METHODS: Patients case notes and a review of relevant literature using manual library and Medline search was used. RESULTS: A 45-year-old multiparous woman presented with a ten-year history of features of partial intestinal obstruction, and no previous abdominal surgery. Examination revealed right iliac fossa tenderness and a plain abdominal radiograph showed air fluid levels. Conservative management was not successful and laparatomy confirmed an internal hernia of the right broad ligament which was repaired with satisfactory outcome. CONCLUSION: This report is to highlight the fact that though rare, internal hernia should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intestinal obstruction.
A O Oladele; A A Oni; F A Agbakwuru
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2006 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2006-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Broad Ligament*
Chronic Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Hernia, Abdominal / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis*,  surgery
Middle Aged

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