Double omental hernia--case report on a very rare cause of intestinal obstruction.Ann Acad Med Singap. 2002 Nov; 31(6):799-801.AA
We report a case of transomental herniation of the ileum through a defect in the gastrocolic ligament with re-emergence through a defect in the gastrohepatic ligament. This type of herniation is extremely rare and a review of the literature is presented.
A 41-year-old Chinese male presented with signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction.
An urgent laparotomy was undertaken and he was found to have a rare form of intra-abdominal hernia. The hernia was reduced and the defects were closed.
Postoperative recovery was unremarkable.
Urgent operation should not be delayed because of the high mortality associated with strangulation.