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J Radiol. 1988 Jun-Jul;69(6-7):459-64.

[Cecal hernia through Winslow's foramen. Radiographic study of a case and review of the literature].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de Radiologie A, CHU d'Amiens, Hôpital Nord.


A case of herniation of the cecum through the foramen of Winslow is reported in a 49-year-old man, admitted for acute abdominal pain. Diagnosis, suspected by abdominal plain films, and established by water-soluble enema, was confirmed by emergency surgical management. Herniation through Winslow's foramen represents the least common variety of internal hernias. Only 136 observations were previously reported, the cecum being involved in 25-30% of cases. Radiological diagnosis was made in only one patient out of ten. Although rare in occurrence, it carries a high mortality risk when diagnosis and treatment are delayed. A better appreciation of the classic radiological features will allow for earlier recognition and treatment. Therefore, the authors emphasize the interest of radiologic findings in this condition.

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