Inguinoscrotal hernia

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Right scrotal swelling

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

There is a right inguinoscrotal hernia through the inguinal canal, medial to the inferior epigastric vessels, containing mesenteric fat and vessels, and small bowel loops with no signs of small bowel obstruction or necrosis.

A small direct inguinal hernia is also noted on the left.

Case Discussion

Direct inguinal hernias are the result of a weakness of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal medial to the inferior epigastric vessels through the Hesselbach's triangle, They are generally acquired and increase in incidence with age. 

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Case information

rID: 71368
Published: 2nd Oct 2019
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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