Incidentally detected inguinoscrotal bladder hernia

Kwang Hyun Kim, Myung Up Kim, Woo Jin Jeong, Yong Seung Lee, Ki Hong Kim, Kyung Kgi Park, Mun Su Chung, Byung Ha Chung, Seung Hwan Lee

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The bladder is involved in less than 4% of inguinal hernias. Inguinoscrotal bladder hernias are difficult to diagnose, and less than 7% are diagnosed preoperatively. Inguinoscrotal bladder hernias are usually asymptomatic. However, they can result in significant complications, such as bladder necrosis or acute renal failure. Accurate diagnosis is crucial to avoid bladder injury during surgery and other complications. Here we report the case of a 64-year-old man who presented with a scrotal mass. Ultrasonography of the scrotal mass showed a nonspecific cystic mass. During surgery, the mass was revealed to be a herniated bladder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Cystocele
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Prostatic hyperplasia
  • Urinary bladder


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