Obstructive uropathy secondary to massive inguinoscrotal bladder herniation.
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.
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Pasquale, M. D., Shabahang, M., & Evans, S. R. (1993). Obstructive uropathy secondary to massive inguinoscrotal bladder herniation. The Journal Of Urology, 150(6), 1906-1908.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty