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Lane's kinks

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An obstructive twist of an anomalous band of the distal part of the ileum (Lane bands). Bending or twisting of the last few centimetres of the ileum with external adhesions between the folded loops of intestines resulting in intestinal obstruction. Lane’s operation for this kink consisted in short-circuiting the intestine.


  • W. A. Lane:
    The kink of the ileum in chronic intestinal stasis.
    London, Nisbet, 1910.

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