Inguinal Hernia Containing Uterus, Fallopian Tube, and Ovary
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Introduction
Indirect inguinal hernia is the most common congenital anomaly of infancy and childhood with an incidence ranging from 0.8% to 4% [1]. It is seen more often in the first year of life. In premature infants, the incidence increases to 30%. In female infants, sliding inguinal hernias mostly contain the ovary with or without fallopian tube. The presence of the uterus within the hernia sac (hernia uterus inguinale) and incarceration of the adnexa of the uterus are an extremely rare condition in infants [2]. Since only a few cases are described in literature, we herein report a premature female infant who had an inguinal hernia containing uterus, fallopian tube, and ovary.

Case Report
A female premature infant was delivered at 34 weeks of gestation (birth weight 2,200?g, height 44?cm, and Apgar score 7/9) by vaginal delivery. No inguinal masses were noted and her external genitalia appeared normal during her first examination. She was referred to the pediatric surgery unit at 32 days of age (weight 3150?g, height 48?cm), with an irreducible mass in the left inguinal region, noticed by her pediatrician a few hours ago....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4553193/
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