Richter Hernia As a Complication of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement

Quratulain Sabih, MD, Timothy Perez, MD, MPH, FACS

Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (all authors).


Richter hernia results from herniation of the antimesenteric wall of the bowel without compromising its lumen. Insidious onset and misleading symptoms lead to delay in diagnosis and a high mortality. We report a case of Richter hernia, after ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement which was later reduced and the defect closed laparoscopically.

Key Words: Richter hernia, Complication, Laparoscopic management.

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