Cyst of the canal of nuck: A rare cause of inguinal swelling in women

Niger J Clin Pract. 2019 Oct;22(10):1457-1458. doi: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_588_18.


Among various reasons of swellings in the female inguinal region nuck canal cysts are rare entities. Abnormal persistence of procesus vaginalis opening cause this formation. Presentation at adults can lead misdiagnosis. Inguinal hernia, tumors (benign or malign), cysts, lymphadenopathies and endometriosis are other common reason for female groin swelling. Once diagnosed surgical excision is definitive treatment.

Keywords: Female; groin; hernia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cysts / surgery
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Edema / etiology*
  • Female
  • Hernia, Inguinal / diagnosis
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Inguinal Canal / diagnostic imaging*
  • Inguinal Canal / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography