Congenital mesenteric hernia in neonates: Still a dilemma

Parkash Mandhan*, Noora Alshahwani, Zainab Al-Balushi, Anwar Arain

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Congenital transmesenteric hernia in neonates is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction with devastating outcomes and still remains a challenge to diagnose pre-operatively. Patients are often managed with emergency surgical exploration and may need bowel resection. We present 2 neonates with small bowel obstruction secondary to strangulated transmesenteric hernia through a congenital defect in the small bowel mesentery, which were managed successfully. We have also reviewed the literature about congenital transmesenteric hernia in neonates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-207
Number of pages5
JournalAfrican Journal of Paediatric Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015


  • Congenital mesenteric defect
  • internal hernia
  • neonates
  • small bowel obstruction
  • transmesenteric hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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