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