Hernia

, 13:643

Haematoma in a hydrocele of the canal of Nuck mimicking a Richter’s hernia

  • J. D. Ryan
  • M. R. Joyce
  • C. Pierce
  • A. Brannigan
  • P. R. O’Connell
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10029-009-0493-2

Cite this article as:
Ryan, J.D., Joyce, M.R., Pierce, C. et al. Hernia (2009) 13: 643. doi:10.1007/s10029-009-0493-2
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Abstract

We report a haematoma in a hydrocele of the canal of Nuck in a 69-year-old female. She presented with a right-sided groin swelling, the differential for which included an irreducible inguinal hernia or haematoma given her aspirin and clopidegrel use. Successful treatment involved evacuation of the haematoma with excision of the sac. Despite a high index of suspicion for a haematoma, these swellings should ideally be explored given the potential for co-existence of a hernia.

Keywords

HydroceleCanal of NuckHerniaHaematomaProcessus vaginalis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Ryan
    • 1
  • M. R. Joyce
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Pierce
    • 1
  • A. Brannigan
    • 1
  • P. R. O’Connell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMater Misericordiae HospitalDublin 7Ireland
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease InstituteCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA