Sliding indirect inguinal hernia in an adult female Nigerian in a rural setting: A case report.

Kpuduwei SPK1*, Bukata P1, Opobio P1
1Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Dr Kpuduwei, Selekeowei PK +234-8035382152;

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Background: Sliding hernia is a protrusion of a retroperitoneal organ alongside an adjacent peritoneal sac. Sliding hernias are rare occurrences in our environment and are often associated with long standing history of herniation, widened internal ring, recorded only in female children and adult males. The aim is to report a rare occurrence of a sliding indirect inguinal hernia in an adult female.
Case Presentation: We report a case of 40-year-old female Nigerian rural dweller that presented with left sided sliding indirect inguinal hernia involving the colon with co-existing right sided indirect inguinal hernia for which, she had Lichtenstein’s hernioplasty bilaterally.
Conclusion: A good knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the inguinal region is key in the timely identification of unusual intra-operative findings and make decision accordingly to avoid surgical mishap.

Keywords: Sliding hernia, Rural, Retroperitoneal organ, Hernia sac, Anatomy.

Cite this article: Kpuduwei SPK, Bukata P, Opobio P. Sliding indirect inguinal hernia in an adult female Nigerian in a rural setting: A case report. Yen Med J. 2020;2(2):93–95.


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