Inguinal hernia

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


Long history of groin swelling.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

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


Two single images from a CT of the abdomen demonstrate a very large right sided indirect inguinal hernia containing the ileocecal junction and adjacent bowel. On the coronal image, one can readily appreciate the mesenteric vessels stretched as they descend into the hernia. 

Case Discussion

Indirect inguinal hernias can reach very large sizes, called "mega hernia". They are liable for obstruction, and strangulation.

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