An alternative management of a Littré hernia case: food for thought.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

AIM:We present a novel approach to a Littré hernia case. CASE REPORT:A 62-year old male presented at our department with a painless mass in the inguinal area and was successfully treated for an inguinal Littré hernia. A Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair was used without performing simultaneous diverticulectomy. DISCUSSION:Resection of an asymptomatic Meckel's diverticulum remains a controversial issue. In adult population, leaving an accidentally found silent Meckel's diverticula in situ could reduce the risk of postoperative complications without increasing late complications. Mesh-based techniques provide lower recurrence rates compared to non-mesh techniques. CONCLUSIONS:Management of asymptomatic Littré hernias presents a challenge for the operating surgeon. Treatment guidelines should be developed for the optimal management of these patients.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schizas, D; Katsaros, I; Koliakos, N; Ntomi, V; Tsilimigras, DI; Moris, D; Misiakos, EP; Zavras, N; Bakopoulos, A

Published Date

  • July 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 360 - 363

PubMed ID

  • 32011993

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1971-145X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0391-9005


  • eng