Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V03150212
Case report of a spontaneous internal hernia
Internal hernia is a rare, but life-threatening condition occurring spontaneously or as a complication to abdominal surgery. We present a case of a spontaneous herniation of the small bowel through a slit in the transverse mesocolon in an adult female with no history of previous surgery. The definition of internal hernia and the prevailing sites of occurrence are reviewed, and symptoms and in particular the challenges related to the diagnosis of internal hernias are discussed.