African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE SERIES
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203--207

Congenital mesenteric hernia in neonates: Still a dilemma


Parkash Mandhan1, Noora Alshahwani1, Zainab Al-Balushi2, Anwar Arain2 
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Al Khod, Muscat, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Parkash Mandhan
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
Qatar

Congenital transmesenteric hernia in neonates is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction with devastating outcomes and still remains a challenge to diagnose pre-operatively. Patients are often managed with emergency surgical exploration and may need bowel resection. We present 2 neonates with small bowel obstruction secondary to strangulated transmesenteric hernia through a congenital defect in the small bowel mesentery, which were managed successfully. We have also reviewed the literature about congenital transmesenteric hernia in neonates.


How to cite this article:
Mandhan P, Alshahwani N, Al-Balushi Z, Arain A. Congenital mesenteric hernia in neonates: Still a dilemma.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2015;12:203-207


How to cite this URL:
Mandhan P, Alshahwani N, Al-Balushi Z, Arain A. Congenital mesenteric hernia in neonates: Still a dilemma. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 21 ];12:203-207
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