Irreducible Hernia in Female Children Containing Ovary, Uterus or Uterine Adnexa: Case Series SR01-SR02
Dr. Suhitha Gajanthody,
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Inguinal hernias are the most frequent hernias of childhood. They are relatively uncommon in females as compared to males. Congenital inguinal hernias are due to the failure of closure of processus vaginalis. In females, this usually obliterates around the eighth month of foetal life. When these remain patent, a rare but possible herniation of contents can occur through this, like the genito-urinary system, including the ovaries and sometimes the fallopian tubes. However, the occurrence of uterus as one of the contents is a rare entity. This is a case series of six such cases with various genital tract entities as contents in paediatric female inguinal hernia. In conclusion, the rare entity of uterus, uterine adnexae and ovaries being a content of inguinal hernia has to be kept in mind when treating female children.