A case of a 64-year-old man with abdominal pain since three days, with vomiting and ileus and without previous surgery is reported. Faecal material was aspirated by a nasogastric tube; TC showed dilatation of the small bowel with the walls of the loops thickened. The patient was submitted to emergency surgery with diagnosis of intestinal infarction. At laparotomy an extensive necrosis (two meters) of small bowel was present, caused by visceral herniation by a Ladd's band. Intestinal resection was performed with latero-lateral stapled anastomosis. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was transferred in VII p.o. day to an hospital of his Country.
[Strangulated abdominal herniation by Ladd's band] / Mongardini, Massimo; Moschella, Cosima Maria; Schillaci, Francesco; Cola, Alessandra; Fanello, Gianfranco; Benedetti, Fabio; Maturo, Alessandro; Pappalardo, Giuseppe. - In: IL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0391-9005. - 26:5(2005), pp. pp. 207-209.