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A rare case of intervertebral internal hernia

  • M. F. CoroşEmail author
  • S. Sorlea
Case Report

Internal hernias are defined as the protrusion of abdominal organs, especially the small intestine, into various intra-abdominal or retroperitoneal cavities, recesses or fossae through natural or acquired orifices (foramen). Many types of internal hernias have been described, but according to Ghahremani [1] these can be grouped as follows: paraduodenal hernias (Treitz), hernias through the foramen of Winslow, transmesenteric (Petersen) hernias, pericecal (Rieux) hernias, intersigmoid hernias and paravesical hernias. Although rare, internal hernias are encumbered by increased morbidity and mortality [2], primarily due to the difficulty of early diagnosis, before the onset of intestinal occlusion by incarceration and strangulation followed then by intestinal necrosis and peritonitis. Petersen type internal hernias are more common nowadays following the development of the laparoscopic approach, especially in bariatric surgery, due to the inappropriate closure of mesentery defects, but in...


Epidural Space Internal Hernia Paraduodenal Hernia Duodenal Injury Intestinal Occlusion 
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We would like to express our gratitude to: (1). Dr. Doina Milutin, MD, pathologist at the Department of Pathology, Emergency Hospital from Târgu-Mureş, Romania, for her contribution in providing the histological examination of the resected intestine. (2). Dr. Căreianu Valentin, MD, Ph.D., radiologist at the Radiology and Medical Imaging Department from Mureş Clinical County Hospital, Romania, for his contribution to the analysis of the CT scans. (3). Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bălaşa Adrian, MD, Ph.D., neurosurgeon at the Neurosurgery Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu-Mureş Romania, for his important contribution to data interpretation.

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This article was prepared or completed by the authors within their personal capacities. The opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ own and do not reflect the view of the National Institutes of Health. The article has not been published before and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere. The article was approved by all co-authors and by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu-Mureş, Romania.

Conflict of interest

Marius Florin Coroş declares no conflict of interest. Sorin Sorlea declares no conflict of interest.

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For this type of study formal consent is not required.

Informed consent

Informed consent has been obtained from the patient included in case presentation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Medicine and PharmacyTârgu-MureşRomania
  2. 2.First Clinic of SurgeryMureş Clinical County HospitalTârgu-MureşRomania

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