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Current Diagnostic Role of CT in Evaluating Internal Hernia

Hong, Seong Sook MD*; Kim, Ah Young MD; Kim, Pyo Nyun MD; Lee, Moon-Gyu MD; Ha, Hyun Kwon MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: September-October 2005 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - p 604-609
doi: 10.1097/01.rct.0000168326.17363.b2
Abdominal Imaging: Pictorial Essay
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Transmesenteric hernia is frequently encountered in practice, and because of the high risk of strangulation, even small internal hernias are dangerous. Knowledge of the characteristic imaging features and the mechanism of internal hernia can lead to early detection and correct diagnosis, both of which can save the patient's life. This article describes common CT findings of internal hernia with emphasis on various postoperative transmesenteric hernias as well as other common internal hernias.

From the *Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; and †Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Received for publication January 11, 2005; accepted April 21, 2005.

Reprints: Ah Young Kim, Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, 138-736, Korea (e-mail: aykim@amc.seoul.kr).

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.