Internal hernia of the broad ligament: CT diagnosis for laparoscopic management

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Abstract

One per cent of cases of mechanical occlusion of the small intestine are caused by internal hernias, the rarest type being an internal hernia through the broad ligament of the uterus, and representing approximately 5% of cases. While "conventional" treatment of mechanical occlusions of the small intestine is based on laparotomy, a laparoscopic approach is feasible in nearly half of cases, with an acceptable rate of morbidity. Preoperative diagnosis has for a long time been difficult but the usefulness has recently been emphasized of computed tomography. We report the cases of two patients who presented an internal hernia of the right broad ligament diagnosed with CT who afterwards underwent laparoscopic surgery.

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Marraoui, W., Petitcolin, V., Bros, S., Slim, K., Garcier, J. M., & Da Ines, D. (2012). Internal hernia of the broad ligament: CT diagnosis for laparoscopic management. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, 93(7–8), 621–624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diii.2012.03.016

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