Eosinophilic funiculitis initially diagnosed as irreducible
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Background :
Most groin masses are first suspected to be groin hernias. More than 80% of bulging groin lesions are reportedly diagnosed as hernias by ultrasonography. Establishment of the correct diagnosis of hernia among all differential diagnoses is not easy. We herein describe a very rare case of groin eosinophilic funiculitis that presented as an irreducible groin hernia.

Case presentation :
A 59-year-old man presented to our hospital with suspicion of a right groin hernia. He had a 1-week history of a painful right groin tumor. The tumor was about 4 cm without skin redness or warmth, irreducible even in the supine position, and associated with mild tenderness. Enhanced computed tomography showed that the mass seemed to be connected to the intra-abdominal structures. With time, the patient's pain did not increase, the inflammatory response did not worsen, and no ischemic signs were observed by enhanced computed tomography. Therefore, we diagnosed the tumor as an irreducible but not incarcerated hernia and performed elective surgery. Intraoperative examination revealed no hernia sac, and a 4- × 3-cm tumor was observed around the spermatic cord. A malignant tumor was not completely ruled out. High orchiectomy was performed after consultation with the urologists. Pathological examination of the tumor showed no malignant features, and the final diagnosis was eosinophilic funiculitis with massive inflammatory changes and eosinophil invasion.........