Indirect inguinal hernia

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Difficulty with micturition.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Multiple small bowel loops in scrotum due to right indirect inguinal hernia. Compression of penile urethra.

Case Discussion

Pathology: 75-80% hernias occur in inguinal region. Indirect five times commoner than direct. Contents may include small bowel loops, mobile colon segments (sigmoid, cecum, appendix), mesenteric fat. Complications: incarceration; strangulation; intestinal obstruction.

Image courtesy of: Dr Marina-Portia Anthony, Dr Dharmesh Modi

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Case information

rID: 3370
Published: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 6th Jan 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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