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Small bowel (small intestine)



Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Protrusion of pouchlike, serosa-lined sac of peritoneum (hernia sac) through weakness or defect in wall of peritoneal cavity
● Usually inguinal and femoral canals, umbilicus and surgical scars
● Rarely around ligament of Trietz
● Viscera may protrude and become trapped in hernias, including bowel loops and omentum
Complications: incarceration, strangulation, infarction

Gross images

Various images

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Obstruction > Hernias

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