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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2007 December;20(6):309-11
Paraduodenal hernia: a rare cause of intestinal obstruction
Vadalà G., Evola G., Giulla G., Evola F. R., Stefania M., Nicastro S., Vadalà S.
Seconda Cattedra di Chirurgia d’Urgenza Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania
Paraduodenal hernias are the most common form of intra-abdominal hernias and can be characterized by an occlusive symtomatology, becoming necessary a surgical operation in emergency. A patient afflicted with intestinal obstruction by paraduodenal hernia was treated with surgery. Recovery after operation with reduction of viscera in abdomen and lock of hernial breach. Paraduodenal hernias must be treated with surgery, even if asymptomatic, because can cause lethal complications like an obstruction, a gangrene or a intestinal perforation.