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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2014, Article ID 281280, 3 pages
Case Report

The Inguinal Herniation of the Ovary in the Newborn: Ultrasound and Color Doppler Ultrasound Findings

1Department of Radiology, Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, 01240 Adana, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Namik Kemal University, 59100 Tekirdag, Turkey
3Department of Pediatric Surgery, Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, 01240 Adana, Turkey

Received 30 November 2013; Accepted 3 February 2014; Published 26 March 2014

Academic Editors: M. Hashimoto, E. Z. Kapsalaki, and D. P. Link

Copyright © 2014 Omer Kaya et al. 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.


Inguinal hernias in the newborn age group are seldom encountered. In the affected female patient, the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the intestines may settle in the hernia sac. The early diagnosis of torsion in cases in which the ovary is herniated into the inguinal canal is of utmost importance in order to give surgery the chance of reduction and correction. In this paper, a case of an ovarian herniation into the inguinal canal without the presence of torsion is being presented, and the place of US and CDUS in the differential diagnosis of the situation is being discussed.