A Palpable, Obstructing Carcinoma of the Colon Incarcerated Within a Large Ventral Hernia

Taylor S. Riall, David J. Grelotti, Christopher G. Williams

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    Abstract

    Uncovering the etiology of a bowel obstruction in a patient with a hernia represents a diagnostic dilemma. Although the hernia is often initially the presumptive cause of the bowel obstruction, obstructive carcinoma or another pathological process hidden by the hernia are important considerations. Here we describe a case of a man with an obstructing neoplasm of the colon within a large ventral hernia, whose constipation was initially attributed to incarceration of the hernia.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1092-1094
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Volume10
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

    Keywords

    • Obstructive carcinoma
    • colorectal cancer
    • hernia
    • incarceration

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Gastroenterology

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