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Retroperitoneal vascular malformation mimicking incarcerated inguinal hernia

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Author(s): Dubey Indu | Sharma Anuj | Singh Ajay | Mohanty Debajyoti

Journal: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
ISSN 0974-2700

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 130;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Adult | incarceration | inguinal hernia | venous malformation

ABSTRACT
A 30-year-old man presented to the Department of Surgery with a painful groin swelling on right side. Exploration revealed a reddish-blue hemangiomatous mass in the scrotum extending through inguinal canal into the retroperitoneum. On further dissection swelling was found to be originating from right external iliac vein. The swelling was excised after ligating all vascular connections. The histopathological examination of excised mass confirmed the diagnosis of venous variety of vascular malformation. This is the first reported case of vascular malformation arising from retroperitoneum and extending into inguinoscrotal region, presenting as incarcerated inguinal hernia.
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