Differential diagnosis of an incarcerated inguinal hernia: extraperitoneal endometrioma of the round ligament

General Surgery, Gynaecology
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2006.0004
6
18-21
Differential diagnosis of an incarcerated inguinal hernia: extraperitoneal endometrioma of the round ligament

General surgeons may encounter endometriosis when extraperitoneal forms of the disease mimic a symptomatic inguinal hernia in premenopausal women. Diagnosis is often difficult, especially in the absence of menstrual symptoms, and is often made during surgical groin exploration. We present a case of extraperitoneal endometrioma simulating a symptomatic inguinal hernia and discuss the pathogenesis and management.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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