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World J Clin Cases. Aug 16, 2015; 3(8): 732-735
Published online Aug 16, 2015. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v3.i8.732
Incarceration of Meckel's diverticulum in a left paraduodenal Treitz' hernia
Christoph Gerdes, Oke Akkermann, Volker Krüger, Anna Gerdes, Berthold Gerdes
Christoph Gerdes, Oke Akkermann, Volker Krüger, Anna Gerdes, Berthold Gerdes, Department of General Surgery, Johannes Wesling Klinikum Minden, G-32429 Minden, Germany
Author contributions: Gerdes C, Gerdes A and Gerdes B designed the presentation of the case study, wrote the manuscript; Akkermann O and Krüger V collected clinical data and reviewed the literature.
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Correspondence to: Berthold Gerdes, MD, FACS, Department of General Surgery, Johannes Wesling Klinikum Minden, Hans-Nolte-Straße 1, G-32429 Minden, Germany.
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Received: March 17, 2015
Peer-review started: March 17, 2015
First decision: April 13, 2015
Revised: May 16, 2015
Accepted: July 3, 2015
Article in press: July 9, 2015
Published online: August 16, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Meckel’s diverticula incarcerated in a hernia were first described anecdotally by Littré, a French surgeon, in 1700. Meckel, a German anatomist and surgeon, explained the pathophysiology of this disease 100 years later. In addition, a congenital paraduodenal mesocolic hernia, known as a Treitz hernia, is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. We performed a thorough review of the literature, and this report is the first to describe a patient with a combination of these two seldomly occurring congenital diseases, incarceration and perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum in a left paraduodenal hernia.