Intestinal Obstruction Due to an Internal Hernia through a Defect of the Broad Ligament in an Adult Female Patient: Case Report and Literature Review

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Abstract

Internal hernia is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. We present a case of 43-year-old woman without any prior surgical history who was referred as a case of obstructed para-umbilical hernia from a satellite clinic. The objective is to highlight the occurrence of such a rare clinical problem and to provide an insight into decision making especially when there is discordance between an obvious pathology and clinical features.

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Essoun, S. and Debrah, S. (2014) Intestinal Obstruction Due to an Internal Hernia through a Defect of the Broad Ligament in an Adult Female Patient: Case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5, 814-817. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2014.513109.

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