Greater Omentum without Torsion and Ileum with Mesentery as a content of Oblique Inguino-Scrotal Hernia- A Cadaveric case study

Dr. Gangrade, P. Dr. Surajit Kundu, Dr. Dharam S. Rathia, Ravikant Jatwar and Ravikiram, M.

A hernia is defined as the protrusion of a viscus or part of a viscus through the walls of its containing cavity. The inguinal canal is a common site of herniation since it is a weakness in the anterior abdominal wall. A hernia in the inguinal region is known as inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernias are of two types- Oblique or indirect and direct. Studies have reflected that hernia is a degenerative disease and this has been shown on the basis of study of the histological studies of the tissues of the inguinal canal. In the present study, we discuss a rare exposure of an untreated indirect or oblique inguinal hernia in about a 60 year old male formalin fixed cadaver noticed during routine dissection of the abdomen for the first MBBS students in Late Shri Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Medical College, Raigarh (CG). Even though inguinal hernia is a common benign finding, surgical exposure and reduction is a challenge for the laparoscopic surgeons. Present paper concentrates on the content of the hernia, and also on the morphological and structural adjustments occurring within the abdomino-pelvic cavity to accommodate a long standing, non-strangulated and untreated inguinal hernia so as make the surgeons aware and conscious and to prevent iatrogenic complications.

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