Endometriosis within the inguinal hernia sac
İsmail Zihni1, Oktay Karaköse1, Kazım Çağlar Özçelik1, Hüseyin Pülat1, Hasan Erol Eroğlu1, Kemal Kürşat Bozkurt2
1Department of General Surgery, Suleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Suleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of histologically normal endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Endometriotic implants are usually located in the pelvic organs, but they have been described in almost every location of the female body. It may also be present after cesarean section or other gynecological operations. In this study, we reported a rare case of endometriosis located in an indirect inguinal hernia sac.
Keywords: Endometriosis, hernia sac, inguinal canal
Cite this article as: Zihni İ, Karaköse O, Özçelik KÇ, Pülat H, Eroğlu HE, Bozkurt KK. Endometriosis within the inguinal hernia sac. Turk J Surg 2020; 36 (1): 113-116.
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this case.
Concept - İ.Z., O.K., K.Ç.Ö., H.P.; Design - İ.Z., O.K., K.K.B.; Supervision - H.E.E.; Materials - K.K.B., K.Ç.Ö.; Data Collection and/or Processing - H.P., K.Ç.Ö., H.E.E., K.K.B.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - İ.Z., O.K.; Literature Search - İ.Z., O.K., H.P., H.E.E.; Writing Manuscript - İ.Z., O.K.; Critical Reviews - İ.Z., O.K., H.E.E.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.