Valvulae conniventes

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan


Abdominal wall hernia repair surgery

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Normal small bowel folds from a loop of small bowel removed during an abdominal wall hernia repair.

Case Discussion

This is a gross pathology example of normal small bowel folds.

These folds are known by many names, including

  • valvulae conniventes
  • Kerckring folds/valves
  • plicae circulares
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Case information

rID: 87486
Published: 4th Mar 2021
Last edited: 4th Mar 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pennsylvania

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