Fahri Gökçal1, Fatih Akdamar1, Yıldıray Çelenk2, Zülküf Akdemir3

1Department of General Surgery, Van Regional Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Van Regional Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Van Regional Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey


Paraduodenal hernia is a rare congenital anomaly; however, it is the most common cause of internal herniation. Clinical findings are often indeterminate. Computerized tomography is usually diagnostic; however, the diagnosis is often made intra-operatively. Paraduodenal hernia carries a risk of incarceration leading to bowel obstruction and strangulation; therefore, it should be repaired surgically when diagnosed. Here we present a case of left PDH that was diagnosed preoperatively and repaired laparoscopically.

Keywords: Laparoscopy, paraduodenal, hernia

Cite this paper as: Gökçal F, Akdamar F, Çelenk Y, Akdemir Z. A case report of left paraduodenal hernia diagnosed preoperatively and treated laparoscopically. Turk J Surg 2018; DOI: 10.5152/turkjsurg.2017.3322


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - F.G., Y.Ç., Z.A.; Design - F.G., F.A.; Supervision - Y.Ç., F.A.; Data Collection and/or Processing - F.G., F.A., Z.A.; Analysis and/or Interpretation -F.G., Z.A.; Literature Search - F.G., Y.Ç.; Writing Manuscript F.G., Y.Ç.; Critical Reviews - F.G., Y.Ç.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.


The authors thank to Elif Gökçal and Emine Deniz Gözen for their contributions.