A case of intestinal obstruction resulting from passage of the entire small bowel and cecum and its mesentery through a fenestration in the broad ligament of the uterus is presented. A review of the literature reveals that broad ligament defects may occur in multiple locations, which may be responsible for intestinal obstruction. A simple classification of broad ligament defects is proposed. Type 1 defects occur caudal to the round ligament of the uterus. Type 2 defects occur above the round ligament. Type 3 defects occur between the round ligament and the remainder of the broad ligament, through the meso‐ligamentum teres.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The American journal of gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - May 1986|
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