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Small intestinal strangulation due to a primary internal paracecal hernia

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The discovery of a paracolic hernia is an unusual event, even for an experienced specialist in colorectal surgery. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman with no previous history of abdominal surgery, who presented to the Emergency Department complaining of episodic abdominal pain and distension accompanied by a palpable mass in the right lower quadrant. At laparotomy, a paracecal hernia with small bowel volvulation was found. The prime objective of this report is to draw the clinician's attention to the necessity of making a rapid diagnosis of internal hernias.

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Molto Aguado, M., González Valverde, F.M., Barreras Mateos, J.A. et al. Small intestinal strangulation due to a primary internal paracecal hernia. Hernia 11, 457–458 (2007).

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