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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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FUMADO CIUTAT, Lluís et al. Massive bladder hernia. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.10, pp.1078-1080. ISSN 0004-0614.

OBJECTIVES: We report a case of a huge bladder hernia conditioning the migration of almost all the bladder into the scrotum. METHODS AND RESULTS: 65-year-old male being studied for BPH who presents a scrotal tumor, which turned out to be a huge inguinal bladder hernia in scrotum, paraperitoneal, accompanied by an inguinal hernia. The treatment consisted in bladder resection and repair of the inguinal hernia with a marlex mesh. Later on, a TURP was done. At a six month control, the patient was non-asymptomatic. CONCLUSIONS: Bladder hernia is an uncommon pathology, and in most of the cases it is an incidental finding during the repair of an inguinal hernia. It can be intraperitoneal, extraperitoneal or paraperitoneal. The diagnosis is clinical, but comfirmation can be done by retrograde cystoghraphy, ultrasonography or CT. The treatment is surgical, repairing the herniation or adding the resection of the bladder herniation.

Keywords : Huge bladder hernia; Bladder; Scrotum.

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