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Postoperative herniation of the caecum through the gastroepiploic foramen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16234082     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Herniation through the gastroepiploic foramen into the lesser sac is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. The nonspecific nature of its presentation makes early diagnosis of this condition difficult. Internal herniation should be considered with a high index of suspicion in intestinal obstruction due to the high rate of morbidity and mortality associated with delayed treatment. We report the first case of caecal herniation with strangulation in the gastroepiploic foramen occurring in a postoperative patient. Decompression and reduction of the strangulated caecum was performed, followed by a right hemicolectomy. The clinical and radiological features are presented from a review of the literature on gastroepiploic foramen herniation.
Kelvin H K Kwok; Jeffrey T Myers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of surgery / Asian Surgical Association     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1015-9584     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-19     Completed Date:  2005-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900600     Medline TA:  Asian J Surg     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Armidale District Hospital, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / surgery
Cecal Diseases / radiography*,  surgery
Hernia / radiography*,  surgery
Intestinal Obstruction / radiography,  surgery
Postoperative Complications*
Soft Tissue Infections / surgery
Surgical Procedures, Operative*

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