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Journal of Case Reports
Exploring Minimally Invasive Solutions: Laparoscopic Treatment of Small Bowel Obstruction from Broad Ligament Hernias
Claudia Martins, Muhammed A Gok
Department of Surgery, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield, England, UK.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Claudia Martins 
Email: claudia.martins@nhs.net
Received: 02-APR-2023 Accepted: 20-JUL-2023 Published Online: 25-OCT-2023
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2023.0027
Background: Broad ligament hernias, pose a unique challenge when the small bowel becomes incarcerated, leading to acute small bowel obstruction. Traditionally, surgical intervention, typically through laparotomy, has been the cornerstone of treatment. Case Report: This article presents two compelling cases of women manifesting symptoms of small bowel obstruction due to broad ligament hernias. Both cases underwent successful surgical management for small bowel obstruction, revealing intra-operative findings of incarcerated small bowel loops within the broad ligament hernia defects. The incarcerated small bowel loops were delicately reduced, and the hernia defects meticulously repaired. Conclusion: This report highlights the laparoscopic intervention as a safe and effective alternative in cases of acute broad ligament hernia without ischemic compromise to the small bowel, involving the meticulous reduction and repair of the hernia defect.
Keywords : Abdominal Pain, Board Ligament Hernia, Constipation, Obstruction, Small Intestine.
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