Uterus in neonatal inguinal hernia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

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
Ultrasound

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

Ultrasound

Following manual reduction of the hernia.

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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