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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 717924, 2 pages
Case Report

Unusual Contents of the Femoral Hernia

Department of General Surgery, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE54PW, UK

Received 5 September 2010; Accepted 10 October 2010

Academic Editors: A. M. Abou-Setta and R.-C. Chian

Copyright © 2011 Ahmed Alzaraa. 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.


Different contents in the femoral hernia have been reported in the literature, but herniation of the fallopian tube in a femoral hernia is very rare due to its normal anatomical position. Case Presentation. A female patient was admitted to the surgical ward for a lump in the right groin. Clinical examination confirmed a right femoral hernia. The patient underwent surgery to repair the hernia. Intraoperatively, the right uterine tube was found in the hernia. The tube was reduced back into the pelvic cavity and the hernia was repaired. After making good recovery, the patient was referred to the gynaecologist for further assessment. Conclusion. This case is educational as it highlights the importance of managing women with femoral masses with care.