Inguinal herniation associated with hydrocele

Inguinal herniation associated with hydrocele

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Inguinal hernia, hydrocele, Winkelmann, Liechtenstein

Abstract

An inguinal hernia is a condition characterized by the protrusion of the intestine through an opening in the abdominal wall into the inguinal canal. There are various techniques available for the surgical repair of inguinal hernias, including open and laparoscopic approaches. On the other hand, a hydrocele refers to the accumulation of fluid within the scrotum and is often referred to as a "water hernia." In adults, hydroceles can be caused by factors such as injury, infection, or radiation therapy. Definitive treatment typically involves a surgical approach, which has an excellent prognosis. This case report presents the clinical scenario of a 58-year-old male patient, who presented with pain in the right inguinal region that radiated to the right scrotum. Upon examination, mild swelling was observed in the right inguinal region, along with significant edema of the right scrotum, which was tender to touch. Following admission, the patient underwent surgical treatment. The purpose of this case presentation is to enhance understanding of inguinal hernias and hydroceles, facilitating their identification and diagnosis.

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2023-08-05

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Kasalovic M, Gojko I, Aleksandar J, Nikola M, Milica M. Inguinal herniation associated with hydrocele: Inguinal herniation associated with hydrocele. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 5 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];7(8):518-20. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/7549