Paraduodenal Hernias

Paraduodenal hernias are the most common type of internal abdominal hernias, accounting for over half of reported cases. They are basically congenital in origin, representing entrapment of the small intestine beneath the mesentery of the colon related to embryologic rotation of the midgut and variations in peritoneal fixation and vascular folds.9,23,24 Nevertheless, repeated encapsulations of intestinal loops can increase the size of the peritoneal defect and result in total or subtotal hernia-tion of the small bowel.20,22 Seventy-five percent occur on the left side and 25% on the right.6,17

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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