Laparoscopic repair of internal hernia following laparoscopic anterior resection

Ansari, Nabila; Keshava, Anil; Rickard, Matthew J. F. X.; Richardson, Gillian L.
December 2013
International Journal of Colorectal Disease;Dec2013, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p1739
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of three patients who presented with small-bowel obstruction (SBO), an internal herniation of small bowel through a mesenteric defect following laparoscopic anterior resection. These patients were diagnosed on computed tomography imaging. One patient was converted to an open procedure because of technical difficulty with laparoscopic reduction of the internal hernia. Two patients had successful underwent laparoscopic repair of their internal hernia.


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