Hernia

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 287–288 | Cite as

Indirect inguinal hernia of the urinary bladder through a persistent canal of Nuck: case report

  • R. S. Tubbs
  • M. Loukas
  • M. M. Shoja
  • E. G. Salter
  • W. J. Oakes
Case Report

Abstract

We report a 79-year-old female cadaver found to harbor an indirect inguinal hernia involving the urinary bladder. Further investigation revealed a patent canal of Nuck. The authors describe this rare finding in an adult and review the pertinent literature regarding such herniation. We believe this to be the first report of an indirect inguinal hernia involving the urinary bladder in a cadaver. This also seems to be the first description of such a hernia via a patent canal of Nuck in an adult.

Keywords

Anatomy Surgery Processus vaginalis Viscera 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Tubbs
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Loukas
    • 3
    • 4
  • M. M. Shoja
    • 5
  • E. G. Salter
    • 2
  • W. J. Oakes
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s HospitalBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cell BiologyUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham BirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anatomical SciencesSt. George’s UniversitySt GeorgeGrenada
  4. 4.Department of Education and Development Harvard UniversityBostonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Anatomy and NeurosurgeryTabriz Medical UniversityTabrizIran

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