Indirect scrotal hernia of infancy

Case contributed by Dr Vougiouklis Nikos


The infant was refered for US because the pediatrician could not palpate the right testis.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

The right hemiscrotum contain small intenstine. The normal left testis is seen in the left hemiscrotum. The right testis was imaged in the right hemiscrotum, the tunica vaginalis should be medial to the testis.

Diagnosis was: total congenital indirect inguinal hernia, content small intenstine.

Case Discussion

This is a typical case of an indirect inguinal hernia. 

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Case information

rID: 20265
Published: 8th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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