Littre's hernia in newborn infants: report of two cases

Pediatr Surg Int. 2005 Jun;21(6):485-7. doi: 10.1007/s00383-005-1414-9. Epub 2005 Apr 12.


Littre's hernia was originally defined by Reinke in 1841 as "the presence of a Meckel's diverticulum in any hernial sac." It is generally difficult to differentiate from other types of hernia until complications arise. It is a rare and accidental finding at any age, but it is absolutely exceptional in neonates. To our knowledge, only one case under the age of 1 month has been reported in the literature. Herein two cases treated in the first 20 days of life are reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Hernia, Inguinal / complications*
  • Hernia, Inguinal / diagnosis
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meckel Diverticulum / complications*
  • Meckel Diverticulum / surgery*