Inguinal hernia containing uterus and uterine adnexa in female infants: Report of two cases

Yung Ching Ming, Chih Cheng Luo, Hsun Chin Chao, Shih Ming Chu

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Abstract

We herein report two female cases, aged 1 and 1.5 months, of inguinal sliding hernias containing the uterus, fallopian tube, and ovary. The diagnosis of inguinal hernia with uterus and uterine adnexa was highly suspected preoperatively by ultrasonography and was confirmed during surgical correction. Freeing the attachment of fallopian tube and uterus from the sac and with reduction of the uterus, ovary, and fallopian tube back to the peritoneal cavity, high ligation of the hernia sac was performed in these cases. In conclusion, the hernia sac containing fallopian tube, ovary, and uterus in the female is very rare. We present our experience of treatment with these rare cases and suggest that sonography be performed routinely in female infants with an inguinal hernia containing a palpable movable mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics and Neonatology
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • inguinal hernia
  • uterine adnexa
  • uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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