A paediatric hernia with a twist: the presentation, imaging findings and management of a strangulated ovarian hernia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581637
Title:
A paediatric hernia with a twist: the presentation, imaging findings and management of a strangulated ovarian hernia
Authors:
Hughes, P; Abdelhafeez, A; Byrne, AT; Rea, D; JGillick, J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/581637
Abstract:
Indirect inguinal hernias are the most commonly encountered congenital abnormality in infants. 1,2 They may be complicated by herniation of abdominal or pelvic viscus. In girls, a herniated ovary is a relatively common finding, however torsion of the ovary is infrequent. A tender irreducible inguinal hernia in an infant girl should raise the possibility of a strangulated herniated ovary as it requires urgent surgical attention. When in doubt, ultrasound with colour Doppler easily confirms the diagnosis. Here we present the case of an ovarian inguinal hernia which had undergone torsion and review the presentation, imaging findings and management.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INFANT; HERNIA; CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Pen
dc.contributor.authorAbdelhafeez, Aen
dc.contributor.authorByrne, ATen
dc.contributor.authorRea, Den
dc.contributor.authorJGillick, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T16:38:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-03T16:38:34Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/581637en
dc.description.abstractIndirect inguinal hernias are the most commonly encountered congenital abnormality in infants. 1,2 They may be complicated by herniation of abdominal or pelvic viscus. In girls, a herniated ovary is a relatively common finding, however torsion of the ovary is infrequent. A tender irreducible inguinal hernia in an infant girl should raise the possibility of a strangulated herniated ovary as it requires urgent surgical attention. When in doubt, ultrasound with colour Doppler easily confirms the diagnosis. Here we present the case of an ovarian inguinal hernia which had undergone torsion and review the presentation, imaging findings and management.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectINFANTen
dc.subjectHERNIAen
dc.subjectCONGENITAL ABNORMALITYen
dc.titleA paediatric hernia with a twist: the presentation, imaging findings and management of a strangulated ovarian herniaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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