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Vol. 82. Issue 1.
Pages 89-91 (January - March 2017)
Vol. 82. Issue 1.
Pages 89-91 (January - March 2017)
Clinical image in gastroenterology
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Giant inguinoscrotal hernia
Hernia gigante inguino-escrotal
J.E. Baca-Prietoa, L.G. Domínguez-Carrillob,
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Corresponding author. Calzada Los Paraísos 701, Col. Los Paraísos, León, Gto., C.P. 37320, Mexico.
a Gastrosurgery Division, Hospital Ángeles León, León, Guanajuato, Mexico
b Rehabilitation Department, School of Medicine of León, Universidad de Guanajuato, León, Guanajuato, Mexico
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A 55-year-old man with a 30-year history of giant inguinoscrotal hernia (fig. 1) came to the emergency department due to urinary obstruction. A Foley catheter was placed and an abdominal angiotomography scan was carried out that revealed the small bowel within a right inguinoscrotal hernial sac with no vascular involvement (figs. 2 and 3). Laboratory test values were normal. The patient was admitted to the hospital and a Tenckhoff catheter was placed by means of a Veress needle in the left abdominal upper quadrant (fig. 4). The abdominal cavity was insufflated with 800 to 1,000 cc of environmental air. The intra-abdominal pressure was monitored through the Foley catheter connected to an electric pressure transducer. The maximum intra-abdominal pressure gradually reached was 20 cmH20, corresponding to 27.9mmHg. On the tenth day of hospitalization, surgery was carried out to place the bowel in the abdominal cavity and resect the hernial sac. The abdominal wall was strengthened with composite mesh. There were no postoperative complications (fig. 5). This type of surgery is the treatment model that can be offered to patients with giant inguinoscrotal hernia,1–3 enabling satisfactory quality of life.

Figure 1.

A 55-year-old man with a 30-year history of right inguinoscrotal hernia.

Figure 2.

Coronal view of abdominal angiotomography scan showing small bowel segments in the extra-abdominal hernial sac, with no vascular involvement, and a full bladder.

Figure 3.

Sagittal view of abdominal tomographic image showing full bladder and small bowel segments in a giant extra-abdominal hernial sac.

Figure 4.

Patient in standing position with Foley catheter and Tenckhoff catheter placed in the left upper quadrant with a Veress needle used to insufflate the abdominal cavity.

Figure 5.

Scar from right inguinal incision 8cm in length in the patient with previous inguinoscrotal hernia.

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