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J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Oct;46(10):2032-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.06.016.

Right paraduodenal hernia leading to bowel strangulation.

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Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA.


Up to half of all internal hernias are caused by paraduodenal hernia, a rare congenital midgut malrotation that accounts for less than 1% of all intestinal obstructions. The diagnosis may arise from an incidental finding on abdominal imaging or the patient may present with abdominal pain, vomiting, and obstipation. Early recognition and management of this disease entity are keys because serious complications such as bowel ischemia and infarction may result from a delay in diagnosis. We present a case involving a 14-year-old boy with gangrenous small bowel secondary to right paraduodenal hernia.

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