Published: 2017-03-25

Littré’s hernia: a rare complication of Meckel’s diverticulum

Prakash Kumar Sahoo, Suman Saurav Rout


Littré’s hernia is caused by the protrusion of Meckel’s diverticulum through an orifice in the abdominal wall. Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract that is generally asymptomatic and only manifests in a specific way when complications exist. An unusual complication of Meckel’s diverticulum is known as Littre’s hernia. It comprises less than 1% of all Meckel’s diverticulum. Usual sites of Littre hernia are right inguinal (50% of cases), umbilical hernia (20%), and femoral hernia (20%). We present a case of Littré’s hernia where we found a strangulated Meckel’s diverticulum in an inguinal hernia sac.


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