An inguinal hernia imposter

Keywords: dermoid cyst, inguinal hernia, inguinal canal, incarcerated, hernia surgery

Abstract

This is a report of one of the many imposters of an irreducible inguinal hernia, a dermoid cyst. It is a rare entity that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a groin lump when an atypical clinical presentation or groin examination occurs. Complete excision with histological evaluation remains the mainstay of surgical treatment.

Author Biographies

R R Patel, Groote Schuur Hospital

Department of General Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Department of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital, South Africa

S Tu, Groote Schuur Hospital

Department of Anatomical Pathology, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa

J Plaskett, Victoria Hospital

Department of General Surgery, Victoria Hospital, South Africa

Published
2021-09-10
How to Cite
Patel, R., Tu, S., & Plaskett, J. (2021). An inguinal hernia imposter. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(3), 130. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3490
Section
Case Reports