Pericecal hernia in a pediatric patient: Case Report
Pericecal hernia is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. They tend to affect the adult population more commonly but also may occur in the pediatric age group.

International Journal of Surgery case report presents a 16-year-old male who presented with 4 days of abdominal pain and distention. CT scan revealed evidence of dilated small bowel loops with evidence of ischemia. A laparotomy was performed and revealed a 20 cm segment of distal ileum protruding through the superior ileocecal recess. Ileocecectomy with primary side to side anastomosis was successfully performed and the patient recovered uneventfully after the procedure.

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