DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20211320

Inguinal hernia in a female with broad ligament cyst as content

Arul K. Chinnappan, Shanthi P. Swaminathan, Vikas Kawarat, Rajeswari Mani, Indrajit Anandakannan, Anusha Lalithkumar, Kannan R.

Abstract


Inguinal hernia in females is relatively uncommon as compared to males. It is interesting to note that 1 male in 5 and 1 female in 50 will eventually develop an inguinal hernia in a lifetime. The hernia sac may contain unusual structures such as the vermiform appendix, acute appendicitis, ovary, fallopian tube and, urinary bladder. Here we present a case of 20-year-old female presented with complaints of swelling in the right inguinal region. Diagnosed as a case of right inguinal hernia with Broad ligament cyst as content. Managed by laparoscopic excision of cyst and then right Lichtenstein repair for inguinal hernia.


Keywords


Inguinal hernia, Female inguinal hernia, Adnexal cyst, Cyst hernia, Broadligament cyst

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