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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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ZARRAONANDIA ANDRACA, Antón et al. Inguinal ureteral hernia: a clinical case. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.9, pp.755-757. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To describe a clinical case of ureteral inguinal hernia and to comment briefly about the topic. Methods: 80 year-old patient with, hypertension, left inguinal hernia sugery, right hemicolectomy for colon adenocarcinoma and cholecystectomy. Intravenous urogram casually found that the right ureter was leaving the abdominal cavity though the right inguinal duct and then returned to the abdomen. Results: CT scan confirmed the diagnosis. Due to the advanced age of the patient, comorbidities and the absence of symptoms, conservative treatment was decided. Conclusions: Ureteral hernias through the inguinal duct are uncommon. There are 2 types: paraperitoneal and extraperitoneal. The most common is the paraperitoneal (80%) which is accompanied by hernia sac and can appear with other abdominal organs. The extraperitoneal often accompanied by retroperitoneal fat. Both types of hernias are usually indirect. Treatment is usually herniorrhaphy.

Keywords : Ureter; Inguinal; Hernia.

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