Uterus in neonatal inguinal hernia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Features of a right inguinal hernia present since birth, but more pronounced recently. Right groin mass extending to the labia.

Patient Data

Age: 4 weeks
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Moderate right inguinal hernia. The hernia contains both ovaries and the uterus is seen across the neck of the hernia.

Following manual reduction of the hernia.

Modality: Ultrasound

Following manual closed reduction, the hernial sac is empty.

Case Discussion

Neonatal hernias are not uncommon. Finding bowel or ovaries within the hernia is expected. Finding a uterus is not!

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Case Information

rID: 41285
Case created: 24th Nov 2015
Last edited: 26th Mar 2017
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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