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Aláez-Chillarón AB, Ramiro-Pérez C, Rodríguez-Velasco G, Calero-Amaro A, Latorre-Fragua R, Díez-Tabernilla M
Littre´s hernia, an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction
Cir Cir 2012; 80 (2)

Language: Español
References: 9
Page: 186-188
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Background: Littre’s hernia is the presence of a Meckel diverticulum within an orifice in the abdominal wall. There are few cases published in the literature and its frequency is not well described.
Clinical case: We present the case of a 74-year-old patient who arrived at the emergency service with clinical signs of intestinal obstruction caused by an incarcerated right inguinal hernia. Emergency surgery was performed using a preperitoneal approach. Within the hernia, 5 cm of small bowel containing a Meckel diverticulum was found. Therefore, we decided to extirpate the diverticulum and repair the hernia placing a polypropylene mesh.
Conclusions: Meckel diverticulum is the persistence of the omphalomesenteric duct. It is usually asymptomatic, producing bleeding, infection or intestinal obstruction as the main symptoms.

Key words: Littre’s hernia, intestinal obstruction, Meckel diverticulum.


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