Littre hernias are hernias (alternative plural: herniae) containing a Meckel diverticulum, and are also known as persistent omphalomesenteric duct hernias. They are most frequently encountered in the inguinal region.
- blind-ending tubular structure arising from antimesenteric border of small bowel and extending into inguinal sac
- normal appendix would be seen
History and etymology
Alexis Littre, a French surgeon in the year 1700 was the first to report three cases of incarcerated femoral hernia containing a small bowel diverticulum.