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  • Impact Factor: 1.989**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2637-4625
  • DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625
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Major Scope

  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Hepatology
  •  Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Minimal Invasive Surgery


Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2019;2(1):1150.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1150

Littre’s Hernia: A Unusual Tricky Situation of Meckel’s Diverticulum

Bendjaballah A*, Taieb M, Ammari S and Khiali R

Department of General Surgery, Ain Taya Hospital, Algeria

*Correspondance to: Bendjaballah A 

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Littre’s hernia is defined by the protrusion of an isolated Meckel’s diverticulum through an orifice in the abdominal wall. It was first described in 1700 by Littre; hence, its name and its diagnosis are usually carried out intraoperatively. The Hernia of Littre is a rare complication of Meckel's diverticulum. Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually asymptomatic and manifests in a precise picture when complications occur. An unusual complication of Meckel’s diverticulum is known as Littre’s hernia. It includes less than 1% of all Meckel’s diverticulum. Typical sites of Littre hernia are right inguinal (50% of cases), umbilical hernia (20%), and femoral hernia (20%). We present a case of Littre’s hernia, where we found an incarcerated Meckel’s diverticulum in an inguinal hernia sac.


Littre’s hernia; Meckel&39;s diverticulum; Unusual complication; Surgical treatment

Cite the Article:

S, Khiali R. Littre’s Hernia: A Unusual Tricky Situation of Meckel’s Diverticulum. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2019; 2: 1150..

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