Littre hernia is a hernia containing a Meckel's diverticulum. Also known as a persistent omphalomesenteric duct hernia. It is most frequently encountered in the inguinal region.
- blind ending tubular structure arising from antimesentric border of small bowel and extending into inuginal sac
- normal appendix would be seen
History and etymology
Alexis Littre, a French surgeon in the year 1700 was the first to report three cases of incarcerated femoral hernia containing a small bowel diverticulum.
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