Transmesenteric hernia: a rare case of acute abdominal pain in children: a case report and review of the literature.
Acta Chir Belg 2017 Nov 8:1-4. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
a Department of General and Abdominal Surgery , OLV Hospital Aalst , Aalst , Belgium.
In this report, we discuss the case of an 11-year old girl presenting with acute abdominal pain caused by gangrene of a large part of the small bowel. During urgent surgical exploration, the cause of gangrene appeared to be herniation of the small bowel through a congenital defect in the mesentery with subsequent strangulation. A resection was performed leaving the patient with only 130 cm of small bowel remaining. Read More