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What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

What is a petersen's hernia? What are the symptoms?

After gastric bypass: This is also known as an internal hernia, and occurs after surgery on the stomach, typically a gastric bypass. It occurs in the space between the colon, and the small intestine, and can cause severe pain due to blockage of the blood supply of the small intestine which can twist when herniated through the space. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a peterson's hernia and what are the symptoms?

After bypass: This is a hernia that is where the small intestines can rotate through the space created by an ante-colic roux-en-y gastric bypass. Intermittent abdominal is the usual symptom, but it can also present with acute onset of severe unrelenting pain. Diagnosis is difficult, and includes ct scan and diagnostic laparoscopy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a peterson's hernia and what are the symptoms?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a peterson's hernia and what are the symptoms?

Hernia symptoms: These are internal hernias and go through a peterson's space.
They can include abdominal distention, pain or a lump in the abdomen from blockage, tenderness or even changes in bowel or bladder habits. ...Read more

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