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Red herring: a rare cause of small bowel obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16623168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a case report of a 73-year-old man with a small bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated paracaecal hernia. His large right inguinal hernia, initially suspected as a potential source of obstruction, turned out to be a red herring. Congenital internal hernias are a very rare cause of bowel obstruction. In this report we review the literature and embryology behind these uncommon occurrences.
G H M Smith; R J E Skipworth; M D Duff; D N Anderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1479-666X     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgeon     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-20     Completed Date:  2006-05-18     Revised Date:  2008-09-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101168329     Medline TA:  Surgeon     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, St. John's Hospital at Howden, Howden Road West, Livingston.
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MeSH Terms
Cecal Diseases / complications*,  embryology,  pathology,  surgery
Hernia / complications*,  embryology,  pathology,  surgery
Hernia, Inguinal / complications
Ileal Diseases / etiology*
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
Comment In:
Surgeon. 2008 Aug;6(4):255; author reply 256   [PMID:  18700256 ]

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