Hesselbach’s hernia

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


History of treated retroperitoneal liposarcoma. Now presented with lump in left inguinal/thigh region.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Fatty tissue herniation through the lacuna musculorum, seen arising postero-lateral to the left iliac/femoral vessels displacing the iliacus and sartorius laterally.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with fatty herniation lateral to the femoral vessels. This has been termed as Hesselbach’s hernia or external femoral hernia.

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Case information

rID: 27662
Published: 13th Feb 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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