Round ligament varicosities diagnosed as inguinal hernia dur
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Round ligament varicosities (RLVs) are not well-known and they are mostly caused by pregnancy. The groin swelling of round ligament varicosities mimics an inguinal hernia. It is difficult to distinguish between them based on clinical examination alone. The round ligament passes from the lateral uterus, through the internal abdominal ring, and along the inguinal canal and terminates at the labia major. The round ligament contains arteries, veins, lymphatics and nerves. RLVs arise from the veins draining the round ligament and the inguinal canal into the inferior epigastric vein. We herein report our most recent case and describe ten similar cases of RLVs that were initially suspected to be an inguinal hernia during pregnancy.......

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