Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 76, Issue 4, pp 323–328 | Cite as

Internal Hernias: Surgeons Dilemma-Unravelled by Imaging

  • Uma Devi Murali Appavoo ReddyEmail author
  • Bhawna Dev
  • Roy Santosham
Images in Surgery


Internal hernias may present as intestinal obstruction and account for 0.5 to 4.1 % of all cases. Clinical diagnosis of internal hernias is often difficult and thus imaging studies plays an important role in the early diagnosis. It is vital for the radiologist to be familiar with the various types of internal hernias and their radiological features so that prompt diagnosis and early intervention can be made.


Internal hernias Small bowel obstrcution Paraduodenal hernia Foramen of winslow Pericecal hernia Transmesentric hernia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uma Devi Murali Appavoo Reddy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bhawna Dev
    • 1
  • Roy Santosham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySri Ramachandra University and Research InstituteChennaiIndia

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