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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0420102936.
Published online 2010 November 23. doi:  10.1136/bcr.04.2010.2936
PMCID: PMC3028131
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Left paraduodenal hernia: case report and review of the literature

Abstract

Paraduodenal hernias are congenital internal hernias that usually present with non-specific symptoms, and are therefore rarely diagnosed preoperatively. Left-sided paraduodenal hernias are three times more likely to occur than right-sided ones. Both hernias present similarly, but have a differing embryological basis. Here, the case of a 76-year-old woman with a left paraduodenal hernia presenting with small bowel obstruction is presented, and a brief discussion of the literature on its diagnosis and management given.


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