internal hernia


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internal hernia

[in′tərn·əl ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A hernia of intraabdominal contents occurring within the abdominal cavity.
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A loop of ileum around 20 cms in length had herniated into a mesenteric defect, which was almost 10 x 10 cms and had undergone gangrenous changes with perforation of the loop, an unusual type of small bowel obstruction due to internal hernia.
Based on the imaging findings in this case, this internal hernia was thought to represent a pericecal hernia.
Schweitzer, "Laparoscopic antecolic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with closure of internal defects leads to fewer internal hernias than the retrocolic approach," Surgical Endoscopy, vol.
Conclusion: From this study it is concluded that postoperative adhesions and bands are commo-nest cause of intestinal obstruction followed by TB abdomen, external hernias, colonic tumors, volvulus, paralytic ileus, internal hernias and intussusceptions and that pattern of intestinal obstruction depends upon geographical factors.
Ito, "Graft duodenal perforation due to internal hernia after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: report of a case," Case Reports in Gastroenterology, vol.
In pregnant women with a past history of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and abdominal discomfort who are in labor it is challenging to rapidly diagnose internal hernias and other bowel problems.
It can clearly display the location and severity of bowel obstruction and provide a precise differential diagnosis of the cause, including internal hernia. MDCT is suitable when clinical evaluation and initial imaging are inconclusive or when strangulation is suspected.
Causes of SBO after bariatric surgery include adhesion, internal hernia, volvulus and intussusception.
Long-term complications that can arise in patients after gastric bypass include internal hernia, small bowel ischemia, acute mesenteric venous thrombosis, and midgut volvulus.