Internal hernias: No bulge, no hernia?

Andrew D. Chou, Colin G. Kaide

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Internal hernias are a rare and easily missed cause of small bowel obstruction that occur in patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery. A high index of suspicion must be maintained, as imaging and laboratory testing may be negative even with active pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCase Studies in Emergency Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationLEARNing Rounds: Learn, Evaluate, Adopt, Right now
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783030224455
ISBN (Print)9783030224448
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastric bypass
  • Internal hernia
  • Roux-en-Y

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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