Title

Obstructive uropathy secondary to massive inguinoscrotal bladder herniation.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-1993

Abstract

The bladder is partially involved in 1 to 4% of all inguinal hernias. However, few cases of massive inguinoscrotal herniation of the bladder have been described, all of which have involved unilateral hydronephrosis. We report on a 45-year-old man with incomplete voiding and massively enlarged right scrotum along with elevated creatinine who was found to have massive inguinoscrotal herniation. Preoperative computerized tomography showed bilateral hydronephrosis. Herniorrhaphy was successfully done through an inguinal incision. The left kidney regained normal function with a decrease in creatinine levels. This case is atypical because of the presence of massive inguinoscrotal herniation with bilateral hydronephrosis. Computerized tomography has proved to be a valuable tool in diagnosing such cases. Surgical repair and reduction of hernia can be accomplished through an inguinal incision.

Volume

150

Issue

6

First Page

1906

Last Page

1908

ISSN

0022-5347

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

8230533

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article