Left paraduodenal hernia

Case contributed by Dr Vinay V Belaval


Abdominal pain for 2-3 months. No vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Cluster of non-dilated jejunal loops in left upper quadrant (anterior to the left kidney) causing mild mass effect in the form of anterosuperior displacement of distal body and tail of the pancreas. These features are consistent with a left paraduodenal hernia.

Inferior mesenteric vein passing anteromedial to the hernia.

No features of intestinal obstruction.

Case Discussion

Left paraduodenal hernia is the most common type of internal hernia, occurring through the congenital defect (fossa of Landzert). It is characterized by the presence of a cluster of small bowel loops in left anterior pararenal space with or without mass effect on surrounding structures. 

The inferior mesenteric vein is usually seen adjacent to the neck of the hernial sac.

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Case information

rID: 71962
Published: 31st Oct 2019
Last edited: 1st Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Belcity Scan and Diagnostic Centre

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