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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Causes of SBO after bariatric surgery include adhesion, internal hernia, volvulus and intussusception.
Small bowel obstruction and internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
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Trans-mesenteric hernia is a type of internal hernia which is an unusual cause of bowel obstruction.
In the broad category of internal hernias are several main types, as traditionally described by Meyers, (6) and based on location.
No improvement of the pain occurred one hour after non-opioid intravenous sedation; so a laparoscopic diagnosis was decided to evaluate a suspected internal hernia twelve hours after the first symptoms.
The main aetiology of obstruction is of varied ranging from adhesions which account for 75% of cases of small bowel obstruction; the other causes include hernias, malignant bowel obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, internal hernias, volvulus and strictures.