Hernia

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 447–449

Herniation through the foramen of Winslow: a laparoscopic approach

  • E. Van Daele
  • M. Poortmans
  • T. Vierendeels
  • P. Potvlieghe
  • W. Rots
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10029-010-0671-2

Cite this article as:
Van Daele, E., Poortmans, M., Vierendeels, T. et al. Hernia (2011) 15: 447. doi:10.1007/s10029-010-0671-2

Abstract

We describe a case of a young woman with acute epigastric pain. Extensive diagnostic workup suggested a hernia through the foramen of Winslow. A laparoscopic exploration of the abdomen revealed an internal herniation of the cecum and ascending colon behind the hepatoduodenal ligament into the lesser sac. Successful management requires prompt diagnosis and surgical treatment. In our case the internal herniation was uncomplicated and could be reduced laparoscopically. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of a laparoscopiccally treated Winslow hernia.

Keywords

Winslow herniaInternal abdominal herniaIntestinal obstructionHernia into the lesser sacLaparoscopic reduction

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Van Daele
    • 1
  • M. Poortmans
    • 2
  • T. Vierendeels
    • 2
  • P. Potvlieghe
    • 2
  • W. Rots
    • 3
  1. 1.UZ BrusselJetteBelgium
  2. 2.ASZ AalstAalstBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Digestive SurgeryASZ AalstAalstBelgium