58 year old male with dumbbell shaped urinary bladder in a sliding inguinal hernia. Retrograde cystogram shows the bladder being filled with contrast.  Part of it is in the pelvis and the rest in the right inguinal hernia which appears like a ‘Dumbbell’.

Cystogram with dumbbell shaped urinary bladder in a sliding inguinal hernia

Basant Mahadevappa, Sumanth Channapatna Suresh, Natarajan Kumaresan, Joseph Thomas

Abstract


Sliding inguinal hernias present with various symptoms and these are usually direct inguinal hernias containing various abdominal viscera.  Case reports and series have been published with various organs and rare organs being part of the hernia.  Urinary bladder is a known content of sliding hernias.  This case report emphasizes this aspect in a picturesque manner and the importance of radiological investigations for pre-surgical evaluation.


Keywords


Sliding hernia; Prostatic hypertrophy; Inguinal hernia; Bladder herniation; Cystogram

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v3i2.91