Indirect inguinal hernia

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain


Difficulty with micturition.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Multiple small bowel loops in the scrotum due to right indirect inguinal hernia. Compression of the penile urethra with Foley's catheter is noted.

Case Discussion

Pathology: 75-80% of hernias occur in inguinal region. Indirect five times commoner than direct. Contents may include small bowel loops, mobile colon segments (sigmoid, cecum, appendix), mesenteric fat. Complications: incarceration; strangulation; intestinal obstruction.

Image courtesy of: Dr Marina-Portia Anthony, Dr Dharmesh Modi

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