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Inguinal hernia

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Anatomy: Gastrointestinal
Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
Diagnostic Category: Developmental
Created: over 11 years ago
Updated: over 11 years ago
Tags: PEDS
Modality/Study Types: CR
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2 month old former premature infant with bowel distention.

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Inguinal hernia


XR – Mild diffuse gaseous distention of bowel with an air-filled loop in the right hemiscrotum.


Inguinal hernias are common. If the processus vaginalis remains patent bowel can herniate through the inguinal ring into the scrotum in males and through the canal of Nuck into the labia in females. Most inguinal hernias are asymptomatic but can lead to ileus or incarceration.

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