Indirect inguinal hernia

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis probable


Right inguinal swelling and pain in abdomen since 12 hours

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

Right inguinal hernia was noted containing small bowel loop, with hernia sac lateral to inferior epigastric artery. Neck of the sac measures ~7 mm. Vascularity was preserved, and no significant proximal bowel dilatation seen.

Case Discussion

Intraoperative findings confirmed an indirect inguinal hernia.

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