Large congenital transmesenteric hernia: a missed small-bowel atresia?

  title={Large congenital transmesenteric hernia: a missed small-bowel atresia?},
  author={C A R M E Capito and Juliette Podevin and Jean Baptiste Lascarrou and Paul Antoine Lehur and Olivier Armstrong},
Internal hernias are uncommon diagnoses and represent rare causes of intestinal obstruction. Diagnoses are frequently made perioperatively. We present herein an illustrated case of transmesenteric hernia diagnosed in a pregnant woman who consulted for severe abdominal and dorsal pains. As CT scan was not possible because of the obstetric history, a decision to perform surgery was made because of acute pain, no history of previous surgery, and a plain erect X-ray disclosing early signs of… CONTINUE READING