Urinary bladder hernia
55 Y/O patient with left inguinal mass (hernia) at physical exam with reduction of size after passing urine
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You can see pointing of bladder towards the dilated left inguinal canal with angulation of the bladder base anteroinferiorly.
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The findings of CT are compatible with urinary bladder herniation into the left inguinal canal.
Herniation of urinary bladder is a relatively uncommon, however not a rare condition, where urinary bladder (or ureter) herniates into the inguinal canal, scrotal sac or femoral canal. Herniations through ischiorectal, obturator or abdominal wall openings have also been described ( less common ).
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