Prolapse of the small intestine through a preformed opening in the greater omentum is an infrequent occurrence. According to the literature, herniation of the large intestine through such an abnormal opening is an extremely rare finding at operation. Including his own, Martzloff1 found in the literature only sixteen cases of preformed greater omental apertures through which an intestinal loop had prolapsed. In only one of the sixteen was the large intestine the portion of bowel involved. This case, originally reported by Gorski,2 was included by Martzloff only after some hesitation because of the belief that the opening in the omentum was of inflammatory origin rather than a simple tear. The rareness of the occurrence seems to justify recording this case, which is believed to be the seventeenth of its kind.
REPORT OF CASE
—M. L. F., a Negro girl, aged 14 years, was brought to the University
Gentile A. PARTIAL PROLAPSE OF THE CECUM, ILEUM AND APPENDIX THROUGH A PREFORMED OPENING IN THE GREATER OMENTUM. JAMA. 1933;101(12):927-928. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27430370001009