Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated transverse colon internal hernia in a patient with Crohn's disease.
Internal hernia is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in patients with no prior surgical history. Laparoscopic repair of a transverse bowel herniation through the foramen of Winslow is the rarest type of internal hernia, with only two case reports published in the literature. In a patient with a history with Crohn's disease and no prior surgical history, presenting with signs of bowel obstruction, and no inflammatory symptoms, internal hernia should be suspected as one of the causes. Minimally invasive laparoscopic repair is a feasible safe option in those patients, allowing patients to go home the next day postoperatively.
Published In/Presented At
Hakmi, H., Hashmi, H., Hunt, J., & Levine, J. (2020). Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated transverse colon internal hernia in a patient with Crohn's disease. Journal of surgical case reports, 2020(12), rjaa482. https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjaa482
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents, Fellows and Residents