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>Journals >Cirugía y Cirujanos >Year 2007, Issue 6

Sánchez-Medina R, Legorreta-Chew CI, Santillán-Ruvalcaba JH, Ortega-Ambriz B, Delgado-Pastor VS, Torres-Trejo A
Round ligament cyst, a rare condition simulating inguinal hernia. Case report
Cir Cir 2007; 75 (6)

Language: Español
References: 6
Page: 477-479
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Cysts of the inguinal cord are disorders that simulate inguinal hernias and manifest as inguinal masses and, in some cases, are accompanied by pain that can simulate a complicated inguinal hernia. We report the third case of a round ligament cyst in a 21-year-old female with a mass in the right inguinal area with intermittent pain. The patient was subjected to surgical exploration of the right inguinal area where a round ligament cyst was found. The ligament was resected and reported as a serous cyst. The patient’s outcome was excellent and she was discharged 24 h after surgery. She has been followed up for 3 months without recurrence. Round ligament cysts are very rare disorders, and the diagnosis is perioperative. Resection of the round ligament causes complete symptom relief, and every case requires inguinal hernioraphy.

Key words: Round ligament cyst, inguinal hernia, serous cyst.


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