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Unusual contents of the femoral hernia.

Alzaraa A - ISRN Obstet Gynecol (2010)

Bottom Line: Clinical examination confirmed a right femoral hernia.After making good recovery, the patient was referred to the gynaecologist for further assessment.Conclusion.

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Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE54PW, UK.

ABSTRACT
Different contents in the femoral hernia have been reported in the literature, but herniation of the fallopian tube in a femoral hernia is very rare due to its normal anatomical position. Case Presentation. A female patient was admitted to the surgical ward for a lump in the right groin. Clinical examination confirmed a right femoral hernia. The patient underwent surgery to repair the hernia. Intraoperatively, the right uterine tube was found in the hernia. The tube was reduced back into the pelvic cavity and the hernia was repaired. After making good recovery, the patient was referred to the gynaecologist for further assessment. Conclusion. This case is educational as it highlights the importance of managing women with femoral masses with care.

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Fallopian tube (black arrow) in the explored femoral hernia (red arrow).
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fig1: Fallopian tube (black arrow) in the explored femoral hernia (red arrow).

Mentions: A 39-years-old patient was admitted to the surgical ward with a painful lump in the right groin which had been present for about three years. The lump had recently increased in size. She was investigated by the gynaecologists for primary infertility as she had failed to conceive for many years, but no cause was found. Clinical examination revealed a 5 cm × 5 cm tender, irreducible, nonpulsatile mass in the right groin just under the inguinal ligament. There was no cough impulse. A diagnosis of a femoral hernia was made. Exploration of the mass confirmed the diagnosis of the femoral hernia, but sac contained the right fallopian tube (Figure 1). The uterine tube was easily reduced back into the pelvic cavity as it looked healthy and the femoral hernia was repaired. The patient made good recovery, and she has been referred back to the gynaecology clinic for followup.


Unusual contents of the femoral hernia.

Alzaraa A - ISRN Obstet Gynecol (2010)

Fallopian tube (black arrow) in the explored femoral hernia (red arrow).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Fallopian tube (black arrow) in the explored femoral hernia (red arrow).
Mentions: A 39-years-old patient was admitted to the surgical ward with a painful lump in the right groin which had been present for about three years. The lump had recently increased in size. She was investigated by the gynaecologists for primary infertility as she had failed to conceive for many years, but no cause was found. Clinical examination revealed a 5 cm × 5 cm tender, irreducible, nonpulsatile mass in the right groin just under the inguinal ligament. There was no cough impulse. A diagnosis of a femoral hernia was made. Exploration of the mass confirmed the diagnosis of the femoral hernia, but sac contained the right fallopian tube (Figure 1). The uterine tube was easily reduced back into the pelvic cavity as it looked healthy and the femoral hernia was repaired. The patient made good recovery, and she has been referred back to the gynaecology clinic for followup.

Bottom Line: Clinical examination confirmed a right femoral hernia.After making good recovery, the patient was referred to the gynaecologist for further assessment.Conclusion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE54PW, UK.

ABSTRACT
Different contents in the femoral hernia have been reported in the literature, but herniation of the fallopian tube in a femoral hernia is very rare due to its normal anatomical position. Case Presentation. A female patient was admitted to the surgical ward for a lump in the right groin. Clinical examination confirmed a right femoral hernia. The patient underwent surgery to repair the hernia. Intraoperatively, the right uterine tube was found in the hernia. The tube was reduced back into the pelvic cavity and the hernia was repaired. After making good recovery, the patient was referred to the gynaecologist for further assessment. Conclusion. This case is educational as it highlights the importance of managing women with femoral masses with care.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus