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Right paraduodenal hernia accompanying superior mesenteric vein thrombosis: a rare case
  1. Nail Omarov,
  2. İbrahim Halil Özata and
  3. Emre Balık
  1. General Surgery Department, Koç University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nail Omarov; nomarov{at}


A 59-year-old man with abdominal pain was admitted to the emergency department. Investigations had revealed a right-sided paraduodenal hernia and superior mesenteric vein (SMV) twisting around the superior mesenteric artery in rotation, the ‘whirlpool sign’. Owing to the increasing severity of abdominal pain and the presence of SMV thrombosis complicated with strangulated paraduodenal herniation associated with high mortality rates, diagnostic laparoscopy was performed. Resection of the intestines was not needed and paraduodenal hernia was repaired. The patient was uneventfully discharged.

  • venous thromboembolism
  • gastroenterology
  • haematology (drugs and medicines)

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  • Contributors NO: conception of the case report and acquisition of patient’s data. NO and İHÖ: literature search. NO and İHÖ: wrote the first draft of the manuscript. EB: final approval of the version to be published. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.