Surgery Today

, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp 1375–1379

Elective laparoscopic surgery for sigmoid colon carcinoma incarcerated within an inguinal hernia: report of a case

  • Takashi Kanemura
  • Atsushi Takeno
  • Shigeyuki Tamura
  • Masatsugu Okishiro
  • Shin Nakahira
  • Rei Suzuki
  • Ken Nakata
  • Chiyomi Egawa
  • Hirohumi Miki
  • Yutaka Takeda
  • Takeshi Kato
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-013-0664-8

Cite this article as:
Kanemura, T., Takeno, A., Tamura, S. et al. Surg Today (2014) 44: 1375. doi:10.1007/s00595-013-0664-8

Abstract

Primary colon carcinoma within an inguinal hernia sac is very rare and most reported cases were found at emergency open surgery for an incarcerated hernia. We report a case of incarcerated sigmoid colon carcinoma diagnosed preoperatively and treated with elective laparoscopic surgery. A 67-year-old man with a 2-year history of swelling of the scrotum and a breast lump was referred to us for surgical treatment of an irreducible left inguinal hernia and a right breast tumor. Blood examination results showed severe anemia. Computed tomography scan and endoscopic biopsy confirmed sigmoid colon carcinoma incarcerated in the left inguinal hernia. Thus, we performed definitive laparoscopic sigmoidectomy and conventional hernia repair for preoperatively diagnosed sigmoid colon carcinoma within an inguinal hernia.

Keywords

Sigmoid colonPrimary colon carcinomaIncarceratedInguinal herniaLaparoscopic sigmoidectomy

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© Springer Japan 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Kanemura
    • 1
  • Atsushi Takeno
    • 1
  • Shigeyuki Tamura
    • 1
  • Masatsugu Okishiro
    • 1
  • Shin Nakahira
    • 1
  • Rei Suzuki
    • 1
  • Ken Nakata
    • 1
  • Chiyomi Egawa
    • 1
  • Hirohumi Miki
    • 1
  • Yutaka Takeda
    • 1
  • Takeshi Kato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKansai Rosai HospitalAmagasakiJapan