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February 1976

Small-Bowel Obstruction Due to Congenital Anomaly of the Falciform Ligament

Author Affiliations

From the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and the Department of Surgery, Mt Sinai Hospital of Cleveland.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(2):200. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360200106023

• A patient who initially had a small-bowel obstruction was found, at laparotomy, to have an internal hernia through a defect of the falciform ligament. Simple resection of the round ligament was curative. The defect is presumed to have been congenital in origin. No previous report could be found in our review of the literature.

(Arch Surg 111:200, 1976)