Left Paraduodenal Hernia
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Left paraduodenal hernia is an entrapment of the small bowel into the Landzert fossa, an unusual congenital peritoneal defect behind the descending mesocolon that results from failure of part of the descending mesocolon to fuse with the posterior parietal peritoneum (Doishita et al. in Radiographics, 36(1): 88–106, 2016). This fossa is reported to be present in approximately 2% of autopsy bodies. The authors present a case of a left paraduodenal hernia in a young woman.
KeywordsLeft paraduodenal hernia Fossa of Landzert Inferior mesenteric vein
Aires Martins: performed the surgery and designed the manuscript; research and manuscript revision and approval.
Álvaro Gonçalves: analysis, revision, and approval.
Teresa Almeida: analysis, revision, and approval.
Rui Gomes: analysis, revision, and approval.
João Lomba: performed the surgery; revision and approval.
Alberto Midões: Director of General Surgery Department; revision and approval.