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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


CUBO-NAVARRO, Víctor; MAQUEDA-ZAMORA, Gloria; GARCIA-LORENZO, Marta  and  SIERRA-SANTOS, Lucía. Canal of Nuck cyst: the false inguinal hernia. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2022, vol.15, n.1, pp.57-59.  Epub Apr 04, 2022. ISSN 2386-8201.

The canal of nuck cyst is a rare congenital anomaly caused by the persistence of the vaginalis process, which comes from the parietal peritoneum that accompanies the round ligament within the inguinal canal of women. The male equivalent would be hydrocele. This entity commonly causes confusion with an inguinal hernia since it manifests as an inguinal or even genital bulge and its usual diagnosis is by ultrasound, CT, magnetic resonance imaging and sometimes even intra-surgical. There is consensus that its treatment should be surgical. Knowledge of this pathology in primary care helps to make a better differential diagnosis.

We report the case study of a young woman who came to the consultation with a painful groin lump that worsened with standing, and was partially reduced. A hernia was suspected that turned out to be a Nuck cyst.

Keywords : canal of Nuck; cyst; inguinal hernia; peritoneum; ultrasonography.

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