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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2014, Article ID 787528, 3 pages
Case Report

Laparoscopic Repair of a Ureteric Sciatic Hernia: Report of a Case

1Department of Urology, Shintoshi Hospital, 703 Nakaizumi Gotten, Iwata, Shizuoka 438-0078, Japan
2Department of Urology, Juzen Hospital, 1975 Hiraguchi, Hamakita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 434-0041, Japan
3Department of Urology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan

Received 22 December 2013; Accepted 15 January 2014; Published 23 February 2014

Academic Editors: M. Gallucci, I. Hara, and P. M. Pierorazio

Copyright © 2014 Yasuo Tsuzaka 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.


Ureteric sciatic hernias are extremely rare. Here we report a case of a 78-year-old woman presented with colicky left abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed a ureteric sciatic hernia, and drip infusion pyelography revealed dilated left ureter with herniation of the ureter into the sciatic foramen. The hernia was successfully repaired laparoscopically. We have described the diagnosis and management of the patient, followed by a review of the literature on sciatic hernias.