Indirect inguinal hernia

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

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.

CT

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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Case information

rID: 3370
Published: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 21st Mar 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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