Olatunji Sunday Yinka1,2, Balogun Olubunmi Ayobami1

  1. Department of Anatomy, Ben Carson (Snr) School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ilisan- Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  2. Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Corresponding author: Olatunji S Y, Department of Anatomy, Babcock University, Ogun State,
Nigeria. Tel: +2348069019522, E-mail: adajosunday@yahoo.com, olubunmionat7@yahoo.com.

Many forms of inguinal hernias have been found to have different contents ranging from abdominal to pelvic organs. A form of inguinal hernia with its contents made up of almost the whole of the small intestine and having a herniating sac as long as 28cm in length is indeed a rare form of inguinal hernia. Strangulated inguinal hernia is one of the commonest emergencies in surgery. The diagnosis may be made by physical examination disclosing a visible bulge or an easily palpable mass on straining with an examining finger in the external ring, the content of the hernia sac and the operation may vary. We present a rare case of a strangulated unusual left indirect inguinal hernia in a 56-year-old male cadaver with a large mass containing loops of small intestine which extends from the pubic tubercle to the mid thigh and found within the scrotal sac.

Keywords: Strangulated inguinal hernia, loops of small intestine, irreducible.

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