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Anomalous Vascular Peritoneal Band Causing Small Bowel Obstruction in an Adult

Suzanne Nyakirugumi, Mathenge Nduhiu

Nyeri County Referral Hospital, Nyeri, Kenya

Correspondence to: Dr. Suzanne Nyakirugumi, Nyeri County Referral Hospital, Nyeri, Kenya Email:nyuks12@gmail.com

 

Summary

Peritoneal bands resulting in small bowel obstruction in adults are rare. We present a case study of a 39-year-old male who presented with a 10-day history of signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction. The patient had no history of abdominal trauma or surgery. Intraoperatively, the small bowel obstruction was caused by a vascularized peritoneal band that had a membrane. The band formed a closed loop and caused the small bowel to herniate and lead to mechanical obstruction. In the band was an anomalous artery that connected the ileocolic artery to the descending branch of the left colic artery. The mainstay for diagnosis is an exploratory laparoscopy or laparotomy. The definitive treatment is transection of the band. This is the first reported case in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Key  words:  Small  bowel  obstruction,  Congenital  bands, Peritoneal bands, Vascular bands, Inferior mesenteric artery, Superior mesenteric artery

Ann Afr Surg. 2019; 17(1):***

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/aas.v16i1.*

Conflicts of Interest: None

Funding: None

© 2019 Author. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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