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 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • colorectal cancer
  • hernia
  • incarceration
  • Obstructive carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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