Inguinal hernia containing urinary bladder

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed


Accidentally discovered during plain CT exam of the urinary tract for bilateral loin pain

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male

Right inguinal hernia contains part of the urinary bladder.

Case Discussion

Herniation of the bladder into the inguinal canal can be seen in 0.5–4% of inguinal hernias. Usually encountered in elderly men and may be associated with distal urinary tract obstruction. If only a small part of the bladder is herniating, the patient may be asymptomatic. In this case the herniating bladder was discovered incidentally during the exam.

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Case information

rID: 53086
Published: 2nd May 2017
Last edited: 4th May 2017
System: Urogenital
Tag: bladder
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