CASE HISTORY – January 2020

Left-sided paraduodenal hernia: review of the literature and a case report

Authors: Sten Saar, Jaak Lepp, Peep Laar, Teele Jaanson, Edgar Lipping, Peep Talving

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Paraduodenal hernias are rare constituting < 1% of all bowel obstruction cases. Computed tomography is the golden standard method for diagnosis. Laparoscopic surgery is preferred, however, the rate of conversion to laparotomy is high. The current report presents a male patient with a left-sided paraduodenal hernia treated at the North Estonia Medical Centre.