Ovarian Hernia: A rarity

Kamran A. Malik, Ruqaiya M. Al Shehhi, Hani Al Qadhi, Moza Al Kalbani, Abdullah Al Harthy

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Ovarian hernias are extremely rare. The prevalence of ovaries and fallopian tubes in operable inguinal hernias is only about 2.9%. We report here an unusual case of an ovary in a hernia sac in an adult female. She presented with symptoms and signs of an incarcerated left inguinal hernia. The left ovary contained a haemorrhagic cyst and, along with the left fallopian tube and broad ligament, these were found in the sac. She underwent a left ovarian cystectomy and the inguinal hernia was repaired with mesh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Case report
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Oman
  • Ovary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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