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Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e9998. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009998.

Large sliding inguino-scrotal hernia of the urinary bladder: A case report and literature review.

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Department of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Hangzhou, China.

Abstract

RATIONALE:

Sliding inguinal hernias of the urinary bladder are protrusions of the bladder through the internal inguinal ring, most of which are insignificant and diagnosed intra-operatively. Large inguino-scrotal bladder hernias commonly present with lower urinary tract symptoms and may cause severe complications, including bladder incarceration or necrosis, bladder hemorrhage, obstructive or neurogenic bladder dysfunction, and even renal failure.

PATIENT CONCERNS:

We describe and discuss the clinical findings and management of a 59-year-old man who complained of a decrease in scrotal size after voiding and 2-stage voiding requiring pressure to the scrotum.

DIAGNOSES:

The patient was diagnosed preoperatively as massive, bilateral, inguinoscrotal hernias, and a large, left-sided, sliding bladder hernia.

INTERVENTIONS:

The patient underwent a timely open re-peritoneal inguinal herniorrhaphy using a mesh.

OUTCOMES:

The surgical outcomes were good, and no surgical site infection, chronic postoperative inguinal pain or recurrence were recorded during the follow-up.

LESSONS:

Better knowledge of this rare condition of large inguino-scrotal sliding bladder hernia could help in making a correct diagnosis preoperatively and provide proper surgical management timely, so as to reduce delay in treatment and avoid potential complications.

PMID:
29595706
PMCID:
PMC5895406
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000009998
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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