Internal hernia: an increasingly common cause of small bowel obstruction.

@article{Blachar2002InternalHA,
  title={Internal hernia: an increasingly common cause of small bowel obstruction.},
  author={Arye Blachar and Michael P Federle},
  journal={Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={174-83}
}
Internal hernia is an uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction that may be increasing in frequency. Because the clinical diagnosis of internal hernia is difficult, imaging studies such as computed tomography (CT) and small bowel follow through play an important role. Transmesenteric hernia is the most common type and is usually related to prior abdominal surgery, especially with creation of a Roux-en-Y anastomosis (eg, liver transplantation, gastric bypass). CT may allow confident diagnosis in… CONTINUE READING