A mesenteric cyst presenting as a femoral hernia: a case report

  • Sezgin Mutlu Konya Training and Research Hospital
  • Süleyman Kargın Konya Training and Research Hospital
  • Barış Sevinç Sarıkaya State Hospital
  • Ersin Turan Yunak State Hospital
  • Osman Doğru Konya Training and Research Hospital
Keywords: femoral hernia, mesenteric cyst, surgery

Abstract

Mesenteric cysts are a rare phenomenon and can be encountered in different regions of the mesentery or in the retroperitoneal region. They are usually asymptomatic but may lead to a variety of symptoms depending on their site. We report a case of a mesenteric cyst presenting as a femoral hernia, which is, to our knowledge, the second case found in the literature. Forty-eight years old female patient presented with a history of pain and swelling in her left inguinal region for six months. Although femoral hernias are rare conditions, mesenteric cysts can protrude inside the femoral canal. In a case of clinical suspicion of such a condition, appropriate imaging should be performed.

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Author Biographies

Sezgin Mutlu, Konya Training and Research Hospital
general surgery
Süleyman Kargın, Konya Training and Research Hospital
General Surgery
Barış Sevinç, Sarıkaya State Hospital
General Surgery
Ersin Turan, Yunak State Hospital
General Surgery
Osman Doğru, Konya Training and Research Hospital
General Surgery
Published
2015-12-20
How to Cite
Mutlu, S., Kargın, S., Sevinç, B., Turan, E., & Doğru, O. (2015). A mesenteric cyst presenting as a femoral hernia: a case report. Journal of Health Sciences, 5(3), 107-109. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2016.284
Section
Case reports