Spontaneous adult transmesentric hernia with bowel gangrene
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- Gomes, R. & Rodrigues, J. Hernia (2011) 15: 343. doi:10.1007/s10029-010-0652-5
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Internal hernia may be either congenital or acquired. Its incidence has been reported to be 1–2%. Internal hernia is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction with a reported incidence of 0.2–0.9%. The herniation may lead to a variable degree of vascular compromise to the herniated bowel. We report a rare case of spontaneous transmesenteric hernia of ileum with associated gangrene of bowel caused by a congenital mesenteric defect in a 35-year-old adult male, and review the relevant literature.