Internal hernia through a defect in the broad ligament: a rare cause of intestinal obstruction

Emerg Radiol. 2003 Oct;10(2):94-5. doi: 10.1007/s10140-003-0287-2. Epub 2003 Aug 2.


Internal hernias through the broad ligament are an extremely rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Clinical symptoms and imaging are often nonspecific, making preoperative diagnosis difficult. The authors report a case in which multidetector computed tomography proved useful in the preoperative diagnosis.