• Vol. 40 No. 11, 518–519
  • 15 October 2011

Large Lymphangioma Presenting like Irreducible Inguinal Hernia: A Rare Presentation and Literature Review



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Although hernia is the most common abnormality of the inguinal region , other pathological entities may also be found in the area such as tumors of various elements of spermatic cord, lipomas, dermoid and epidermoid cysts and a few others. Some of these may mimic an irreducible inguinal hernia and pose an initial diagnostic dilemma. We describe here a rare case of a large lymphangioma of the inguinal region which presented like an irreducible inguinal hernia.

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