Evangelos Falidas1, Stavros Gourgiotis1, George Veloudis1, Elena Exarchou1, Konstantinos Vlachos2, Constantinos Villias1
1First Surgical Department, 417 NIMTS Military Veterans’ Fund Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece.
2Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
An inguinoscrotal hernia is a common disorder that usually contains intraperitoneal organs (small intestine, colon, appendix, ovaries). Extraperitoneal ureteral herniation into an inguinoscrotal hernia is a rare condition and often associated with congenital abnormalities or postoperative anatomic changes. A high index of suspicion is needed in order to avoid intraoperative ureteric injuries. We herein report the case of a ureteric herniation into an inguinoscrotal hernia incidentally found during a scheduled hernia repair.
Keywords: Hernia repair, inguinoscrotal hernia, management, symptoms, ureter.