Transmesenteric hernia after right nephrectomy: diagnostic and therapeutic management

G Di Rocco, G Casella, D Giannotti, M G Bernieri, M Marchetti, C Iavarone, S Trapè, G Patrizi, A Redler
2013 European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences  
Internal abdominal hernias are a rare cause of intestinal obstruction (0.2-0.9%). Transmesenteric hernia is a rare type of internal hernia and usually in adult people is acquired. We report the case of a 44 year-old caucasian female with a small bowel occlusion after right nephrectomy for clear cell renal carcinoma caused by an acquired transmesenteric hernia. We emphasize the role of CT scanning for a prompt diagnosis and a quick surgical treatment in order to avoid intestinal gangrene.
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