Left paraduodenal hernia presenting as recurrent small bowel obstruction

Yu Min Huang, Andy Shau Bin Chou, Yung Kang Wu, Chao Chuan Wu, Ming Che Lee, Haw Tzong Chen, Yao Jen Chang

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Internal herniation of the small bowel is a relatively rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Left paraduodenal hernia resulting from abnormal rotation of the midgut during embryonic development is the most common form of congenital internal hernia. We report our experience in the diagnosis and management of a young male with left paraduodenal hernia presenting as recurrent intestinal obstruction. Correct preoperative diagnosis of left paraduodenal hernia had been difficult due to non-specific clinical presentations, but the advent of modern imaging technology makes early and correct diagnosis possible. Due to the risk of obstruction and strangulation, surgical treatment is indicated; however, timely intervention increases the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6557-6559
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Internal hernia
  • Paraduodenal hernia
  • Small bowel obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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