Incarcerated inguinoscrotal bladder hernia: surgical management

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Luciana M. Boloña Gilbert
Marcos L. Matute-Rivera
Nataly X. Rodríguez-Cedeño
Enrique Ortiz Quevedo


Bladder hernia is a condition associated with inguinal hernia, usually right-sided, in 0.5 to 3% of the cases and up to 10% in men between the fifth and seventh decade of life. Most hernias are small; the most common pathophysiology is obstruction while prostatic hyperplasia is the main etiology. The clinical presentation is unspecific, and the diagnosis is usually made during surgery. We report the case of a 64-year-old male patient with a history of Parkinson’s disease and reducible left inguinal hernia 5 years before, who sought medical advice due to abdominal pain of moderate intensity, with increased volume in the left inguinoscrotal region.On physical examination a diagnosis of left-sided non-reducible inguinoscrotal hernia was made. With the diagnosis of incarcerated inguinal hernia the patient underwent surgical exploration which showed a large inguinoscrotal hernia containing the bladder and incarcerated omentum with color changes. The hernia was repaired, and the patient evolved with favorable outcome. 


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Boloña Gilbert, L. M., Matute-Rivera, M. L., Rodríguez-Cedeño, N. X., & Ortiz Quevedo, E. (2022). Incarcerated inguinoscrotal bladder hernia: surgical management. Revista Argentina De Cirugía, 114(3), 258–261.
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