Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


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.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

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.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.