Internal Hernias

An internal hernia is a protrusion of a viscus through a normal or abnormal aperture within the peritoneal cavity. Most internal hernias are the consequence of congenital anomalies of intestinal rotation and peritoneal attachment. Whereas they may occur in the pediatric age group, the majority are clinically encountered in

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Fig. 2-61. Wandering spleen.

(a) CT through the upper abdomen reveals a stomach with oral contrast delineating its posterior wall (arrows).

(b) CT through the pelvis of the same patient shows a multilobate mass in the left lower quadrant. The absence of the spleen in the left upper quadrant and visualization of normally located kidneys (not shown) help confirm the diagnosis of a wandering spleen.

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adults. Internal abdominal hernias are discussed in detail in Chapter 16.

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