Indirect inguinal hernia containing a fallopian tube and ovary in a reproductive aged woman

Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2014;2014:437340. doi: 10.1155/2014/437340. Epub 2014 Jun 16.


An indirect inguinal hernia containing an incarcerated fallopian tube and ovary is extremely rare in adult females. The current report describes a woman of reproductive years presenting with an irreducible indirect hernia which required the surgical intervention of a general surgeon as well as counseling regarding future fertility by a gynecologist. The diagnosis was made by physical and sonographic examination and was confirmed by CT scan and surgical intervention. We suggest a multimodel and multidisciplinary approach in order to safely and efficiently preserve ovarian and fertility function in young women who present with an inguinal hernia containing reproductive organs.