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Red herring: a rare cause of small bowel obstruction.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
2
Pages
107–110
Identifiers
PMID: 16623168
Source
Medline

Abstract

This is a case report of a 73-year-old man with a small bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated paracaecal hernia. His large right inguinal hernia, initially suspected as a potential source of obstruction, turned out to be a red herring. Congenital internal hernias are a very rare cause of bowel obstruction. In this report we review the literature and embryology behind these uncommon occurrences.

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