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Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Mar;17(6):842-4.

Transmesenteric hernia after right nephrectomy: diagnostic and therapeutic management.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Sciences, and Department of Radiology; "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy. ¬†


Internal abdominal hernias are a rare cause of intestinal obstruction (0.2-0.9%). Transmesenteric hernia is a rare type of internal hernia and usually in adult people is acquired. We report the case of a 44 year-old caucasian female with a small bowel occlusion after right nephrectomy for clear cell renal carcinoma caused by an acquired transmesenteric hernia. We emphasize the role of CT scanning for a prompt diagnosis and a quick surgical treatment in order to avoid intestinal gangrene.

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