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Pediatr Surg Int. 2005 Jun;21(6):485-7. Epub 2005 Apr 12.

Littre's hernia in newborn infants: report of two cases.

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Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproduction Medicine, Section of Pediatric Surgery, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Viale Bracci, 53100 Siena, Italy. messinam@unisi.it

Abstract

Littre's hernia was originally defined by Reinke in 1841 as "the presence of a Meckel's diverticulum in any hernial sac." It is generally difficult to differentiate from other types of hernia until complications arise. It is a rare and accidental finding at any age, but it is absolutely exceptional in neonates. To our knowledge, only one case under the age of 1 month has been reported in the literature. Herein two cases treated in the first 20 days of life are reported.

PMID:
15824928
DOI:
10.1007/s00383-005-1414-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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