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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-162

Laparoscopic repair of massive inguinal hernia containing the urinary bladder


1 Department of Urology, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 Department of General Surgery, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Atif Khan
Department of Urology, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust, Acre Street, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.130654

PMID: 24833832

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Inguinal herniation of the urinary bladder is an extremely rare occurrence involving less than 5% of inguinal hernias reported in literature. These hernias require a high index of suspicion for their diagnosis and pose significant challenges to the operating surgeon. The majority of these hernias have been repaired by an open technique. We report two cases managed laparoscopically.


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