Littre hernia

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.

Radiographic features

  • 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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Article information

rID: 6565
Section: Gamuts
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Persistent omphalomesenteric duct hernia
  • Littre hernias
  • Littre's hernia

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