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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

On-line version ISSN 1988-611XPrint version ISSN 1135-7606


GARAMENDI, P.M.  and  JIMENEZ, M.D.. Sudden unexpected death of a child due to small bowels transmesocolic internal hernia. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2009, n.56, pp.147-153. ISSN 1988-611X.

We present a case of sudden death in a 5 years old boy. The kid suffered an obstruction of small bowels, intestinal hemorrhagic necrosis and secondary shock produced by a transmesocolic internal hernia. The hernia was related with a congenital defect of the mesentery. A brief bibliographic review on general features of this anomaly and internal hernias was conducted. It is exceptional that an anomaly of this type may cause sudden death in adults or children.

Keywords : Internal hernia; transmesocolic hernia; strangulation; small bowels; infant; sudden and unexpected death.

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