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Paraduodenal hernia: an uncommon cause of recurrent abdominal pain

  • Autori: Patti, R.; Arcara, M.; V., D.; DI MARCO, V.; Leo, P.; DI VITA, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2004
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Parole Chiave: Hernia; Intestinal Obstruction; left paraduodenal
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Internal abdominal hernias are a rare entity and may cause unexplained abdominal pain. This report concerns a 46 year old male patient, with a four year history of episodic colicky peristaltic abdominal pains, in whom a left paraduodenal hernia was found at surgical exploration after a negative diagnostic screening by ultrasound, CT and small bowel enema. Upon laparotomy the Authors found a left-sided paraduodenal hernia with an empty herniated sack. Repair of the hernial defect resulted in the complete and stable resolution of abdominal symptoms. The importance of considering paraduodenal hernias in the differential diagnosis of unexplained intermittent abdominal pain is discussed.