Early laparoscopic treatment of an obstructed paracecal hern
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Small bowel obstruction is a common presentation to the acute surgical take. It is most commonly due to adhesions, however, up to 5.8% of cases are caused by internal hernias. Of which paracecal hernias account for up to 6.6%. Clinical diagnosis can be difficult especially in the virgin abdomen as signs are non-specific. Computed tomography scan is the current main tool for diagnosis but the exact findings are only usually identified during surgery. Laparotomy has been the mainstay for management for these patients. An 84-year-old male was presented who underwent early laparoscopic management of a paracecal hernia. This resulted in the avoidance of laparotomy and a short postoperative hospital stay.

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