Mesentery, Omentum, peritoneum: Internal hernias and abdominal wall hernias

Luis Ros Mendoza, Tirkes Temel, Sathi Anandan Sukumar, Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh, Karin A. Herrmann

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Abdominal hernias are a common clinical problem. They are classified as internal hernias and external or abdominal wall hernias. Abdominal wall hernias involve protrusion of abdominal contents through a defect in the abdominal wall. In internal hernias, bowel or viscera protrude through a natural opening or a defect in the peritoneum or mesentery into a compartment within the abdominal cavity. Diaphragmatic hernias are a special subtype of hernia in which abdominal contents protrude into the thoracic cavity (Miller et al. 1995). Internal hernias (IH) may develop based on congenital anomalies of the peritoneum or mesentery or secondary to trauma, surgery, inflammation, or circulation disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAbdominal Imaging
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783642133275
ISBN (Print)3642133266, 9783642133268
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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Ros Mendoza, L., Temel, T., Sukumar, S. A., Al-Tubaikh, J. A., & Herrmann, K. A. (2013). Mesentery, Omentum, peritoneum: Internal hernias and abdominal wall hernias. In Abdominal Imaging (Vol. 9783642133275, pp. 1637-1660). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.