Treves’ field congenital hernias in children: an unsuspected rare cause of acute small bowel obstruction

@article{Vaos2007TrevesFC,
  title={Treves’ field congenital hernias in children: an unsuspected rare cause of acute small bowel obstruction},
  author={Georgios Vaos and Constantinos Skondras},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={337-342}
}
The Treves’ field congenital hernias (TFCH) are an unusual cause of bowel obstruction that may result in irreversible damage of the small bowel or a fatal outcome, unless treated timely and properly. We analyzed retrospectively the medical records of four patients who underwent surgery for TFCHs over a period of 9 years. The types of TFCHs, only diagnosed at surgery, were identified as transmesenteric through a defect in Treves’ field in three patients, and as hernia into Treves’ field pouch in… CONTINUE READING

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