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Inguinal hernia containing a native orthotopic kidney


We report a rare case of an inguinal hernia containing part of a native kidney and present a review of the literature with regard to urological findings in patients with inguinal hernias. This case involves an elderly man with known bilateral inguinal hernias with an incidental radiographic finding of a large right inguinal hernia containing the inferior pole of the right kidney. The patient was not symptomatic from the hernia and given his overall frailty, no surgical intervention was offered.

  • general surgery
  • urological surgery
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