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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 501209, 3 pages
Case Report

Acute Intestinal Obstruction: A Rare Aetiology

Department of Surgery, Medical College, Kolkata-700026, India

Received 3 April 2012; Accepted 28 May 2012

Academic Editors: A. Cho and T. Çolak

Copyright © 2012 Shamita Chatterjee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Internal herniation of small intestine is a very rare entity, and it poses a real diagnostic challenge clinically. Recurrent entrapment of the bowel may lead to partial to complete intestinal obstruction and eventually strangulation of the small bowel. Of this rare clinical entity, left paraduodenal hernia is more common. High index of suspicion with prompt management may prevent bowel strangulation and gangrene. We present a case of acute intestinal obstruction due to left paraduodenal hernia with malrotation of midgut in a 55-year-old male patient.