Congenital Internal Hernia: Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain


South Atlantic


Orange Park Medical Center

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

Fall 2021


internal hernia, abdominal pain, obstruction


Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine


Acute abdominal pain is a common presenting symptom that possesses a wide differential. Congenital internal hernias are a rare condition that often presents with abdominal pain and can lead to obstruction. Early diagnosis is often difficult and therefore can present acutely and in an emergent setting. Prompt recognition of symptoms and evaluation are important to prevent poor prognosis. We are presenting a case of a congenital internal hernia in a patient presenting with nonspecific symptoms. Prompt diagnosis and subsequent surgical intervention allowed for appropriate management and resolution of symptoms.

Publisher or Conference

Case Reports in Gastroenterology