Laparoscopic repair of a ureteric sciatic hernia
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In general, sciatic hernias are very rare with very limited literature worldwide. Of all sciatic hernias, a ureteric sciatic hernia is extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, there have been only approximately 25 cases of ureteric sciatic hernias previously reported.Successful laparoscopic management of ureteric sciatic hernia has been described for only three patients. Here we report a case of a 78-year-old woman presented with colicky left abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed a ureteric sciatic hernia and drip infusion pyelography revealed dilated left ureter with herniation of the ureter into the sciatic foramen. A hernia was successfully repaired laparoscopically. We have described the diagnosis and management of the patient, followed by a review of the literature on sciatic hernias...

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