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Indian J Urol. 2013 Oct;29(4):355-6. doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.120126.

Obstructive uropathy due to uretero-inguinal hernia: An uncommon occurrence.

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Department of Urology and Radiology, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK.


Obstructive uropathy secondary to uretero-inguinal hernia is a rare phenomenon. Two types have been described-the rarer extraperitoneal type is frequently associated with other renal anomalies. Pre-operative diagnosis is essential in order to reduce the risk of ureteric injury intra-operatively. We describe one such case.


Inguinal hernia; obstructive uropathy; scrotal hernia; ureteral hernia

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