In a recent article giving a careful review of the literature on the subject, Ullman1 states that only thirty reports of cases of intestinal hernia through the foramen of Winslow can be found in which the diagnosis has been verified either by operation or by necropsy. Of these, only two are reported in the American literature, his own case and one by Engstad.2 The case reported here is therefore considered of sufficient interest to place on record.
REPORT OF CASE
—M. L. K., a woman, aged 76, admitted to St. Luke's Hospital, June 16, 1919, for five days before admission had suffered from general abdominal cramps, but had had no nausea or temperature elevation. The bowels had moved up to forty-eight hours before the time she entered the hospital, and during the twenty-four hours before admission she had vomited frequently. The only statements of any possible relevance
Douglas J. HERNIA THROUGH THE FORAMEN OF WINSLOW. JAMA. 1924;82(20):1607–1608. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26520460001014a