internal hernia


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in·ter·nal her·ni·a

protrusion of an intraperitoneal viscus into a compartment or under a constricting band within the abdominal cavity.
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internal hernia

A hernia that occurs within the abdominal cavity. It may be intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal.
See also: hernia
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Due to rarity of the case, diagnosis of internal hernia remains a challenge for both clinician and radiologist.
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From this study we made a conclusion that post-operative adhesions and bands are commonest cause of intestinal obstruction followed by TB abdomen, external hernias, colonic tumors, volvulus, paralytic ileus, internal hernias and intussusceptions and that pattern of intestinal obstruction depends upon geographical factors.
Internal hernia after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bypass for morbid obesity: a continuous challenge in bariatric surgery.
Internal hernias through the foramen of Winslow are extremely rare, and the diagnosis can easily be missed or delayed, leading to the necessity for bowel resection and a high mortality rate.
Internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: incidence, treatment and prevention.
Internal hernia after gastric bypass: Sensitivity and specificity of seven CT signs with surgical correlation and controls.
Consider internal hernia when a bariatric surgery patient presents with abdominal pain, even if more than a year has passed since the procedure was done, Dr.
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'The Reaper' (right) was forced to withdraw before his middleweight title defence against Kelvin Gastelum due to a collapsed bowel and an internal hernia. Whittaker's setback led to the introduction of an interim 185lb title, which Israel Adesanya and Gastelum will contest at UFC 236 a week on Saturday.
Despite the advantages of feeding by a jejunostomy, serious complications, such as internal hernia and intestinal volvulus, have been described-complications that can be life threatening.