Duodenal rupture due to giant inguinal hernia - IJSCR
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Giant inguinal hernia is unusual, and duodenal rupture accompanying it is particularly very rare and significantly hard to manage surgically.

Presentation of Case:
An 81-year-old man was admitted to our institution with upper abdominal pain. He had tenderness of the upper mid abdomen and a bilateral large inguinal hernia but he did not have pain in the inguinal–scrotal area. Computed tomography (CT) showed slight dilatation of the small bowel and stomach. There were no remarkable signs of incarceration of the inguinal hernia. Therefore, he was admitted to the internal ward. On the second day in hospital, he suddenly went into shock. CT revealed that there was free air and ascites in the inguinal hernia and therefore an emergency operation was performed. The tranverse colon, ascending colon, and ileum were incarcerated, and perfolation of the cecum was found. We also detected duodenal rupture at the inferior duodenal angle. We resected the terminal ileal (almost 90?cm) and ileocecal area, followed by side-to-side anastomosis of duodenum and jejunum.We only repaired the peritoneum at the internal hernia ring. After the operation, despite intensive-care therapy, this patient passed away on the 18th postoperative day...

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