We report a case of 40-year-old Caucasian woman gravida 3, para 2, with severe acute abdominal pain, bilious
vomiting, closed bowel feces and gas for the last 24 hours. Plain abdominal radiographs showed multiple loops of dilated
small bowel with air fluid levels. The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy, which revealed two defects of the left
broad ligament. A 160-cm length of the ileum had been herniated into the outer defect. As a gangrenous change was
recognized in the incarcerated bowel, it was resected and an end-to-end anastomosis was performed, while the defects of
the broad ligament were also closed. The postoperative course was uneventful.
Six months after surgery, the patient does not report dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia, also she has a few symptoms of short