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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 437340, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/437340
Case Report

Indirect Inguinal Hernia Containing a Fallopian Tube and Ovary in a Reproductive Aged Woman

1OB/GYN, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
2Gynecologic Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Received 10 April 2014; Accepted 5 June 2014; Published 16 June 2014

Academic Editor: Tally Levy

Copyright © 2014 Ashley Graul and Emily Ko. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

An indirect inguinal hernia containing an incarcerated fallopian tube and ovary is extremely rare in adult females. The current report describes a woman of reproductive years presenting with an irreducible indirect hernia which required the surgical intervention of a general surgeon as well as counseling regarding future fertility by a gynecologist. The diagnosis was made by physical and sonographic examination and was confirmed by CT scan and surgical intervention. We suggest a multimodel and multidisciplinary approach in order to safely and efficiently preserve ovarian and fertility function in young women who present with an inguinal hernia containing reproductive organs.