Foramen of Winslow Hernia: A Case Report and Literature Review


Department of Surgery, Nambour Hospital, Nambour, Australia


Introduction Foramen of Winslow hernia is a rare occurrence, accounting for only 8% of all internal hernias and 0.08% of all hernias. It presents a diagnostic challenge with subtle clinical and radio - logical features. A delay in treatment is responsible for high mortality rates of around 36 - 49%. Case Presentation Here we describe a case of a 31-year-old man who presented with acute epigastric pain. Extensive diagnostic work - up suggested foramen of Winslow hernia. At laparotomy, the herniated small bowel was viable and reduction was achieved with gentle traction. Conclusions Successful management of foramen of Winslow hernia requires prompt diagnosis and surgical treatment.