Thursday, February 14, 2008
27 - Richter's hernia
These are the pictures of a type of hernia called the richter's hernia . It involves the herniation of only one side wall of the intestine which can lead to gangrene and perforation but there will be no symptoms of intestinal obstruction.
Antimesenteric border only of the small intestine is incarcerated in the deep inguinal ring, therefore intestinal obstruction may be absent, but gangrene of the bowel wall may occur.
It is named after German surgeon August Gottlieb Richter (1742-1812).
Richter's hernia is seen most commonly in Femoral hernia .
Amyand hernia is a type of hernia which contains appendix in it .