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Ultrasonography. 2014 Jul;33(3):216-21. doi: 10.14366/usg.14006. Epub 2014 Mar 18.

Ultrasonographic diagnosis of round ligament varicosities mimicking inguinal hernia: report of two cases with literature review.

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Department of Radiology, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.


Round ligament varicosities are rare, and the mass mimics an inguinal hernia. Round ligament varicosities should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a groin swelling in a female, especially during pregnancy. The diagnosis of round ligament varicosities can be established on grayscale and color Doppler ultrasonography. We report two cases of round ligament varicosities in a 33-year-old non pregnant woman and a 28-year-old pregnant woman, and these patients were diagnosed using ultrasonography. We also reviewed the literature on round ligament varicosities including the present cases. Ultrasonography is diagnostic and can prevent unnecessary surgical intervention and associated morbidity.

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