Littre, Alexis

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Alexis, French anatomist, 1658-1726.
Littré glands - numerous mucous glands in the wall of the penile urethra. Synonym(s): glands of the male urethra
Littré hernia - a hernia in which only a portion of the wall of the intestine is engaged. Synonym(s): parietal hernia
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DISCUSSION: In 1700, Alexis Littre (1658-17265), a French surgeon was the first to report three cases of incarcerated femoral hernia containing a small bowel diverticulum.
Alexis Littre describio la presencia de un diverticulo en una hernia en 1745 (de ahi el termino hernia de Littre) (2).