CT and US findings of ovarian torsion within an incarcerated inguinal hernia

Park Mee Hyun, Ah Young Jung, Yul Lee, Ik Yang, Dae Hyun Yang, Ji Young Hwang

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Inguinal hernia is relatively common in children. Although inguinal hernia is not frequently encountered in girls in comparison to boys, there are occasional cases of uterine or ovarian herniation in female indirect inguinal hernia. Incarcerated ovary in hernia sac has the risk of torsion and strangulation. We present an 8-year-old girl with painful mass in her left groin. With computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography (US), we made the diagnosis of ovarian strangulation within an incarcerated inguinal hernia. Since ultrasound is primarily used for evaluation of groin mass, CT findings of an incarcerated inguinal hernia is rarely reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2014

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  • Computed tomography
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Ovary
  • Torsion
  • Ultrasonography


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