Incarcerated Inguinal Bladder Hernia: Case Report




Urinary bladder hernia, Herniorrhaphy, Inguinal Hernia, Vesicocutaneous Fistula


The incidence of urinary bladder hernia accompanying inguinal hernias is 1-4%. Herniation of the urinary bladder into the inguinal canal and scrotum can cause urinary retention and hydronephrosis, bladder necrosis, and renal dysfunction. This study presents a case that underwent emergency surgery for an incarcerated inguinal hernia. The hernia sac included the urinary bladder in addition to bowel segments. An attempt to save the ischemic bladder wall during partial bowel resection failed, and the patient developed a vesicocutaneous fistula. The fistula was repaired, and the ischemic bladder wall was resected. During the repair of an inguinal hernia, general surgeons and urologists must be aware of this rare condition and work together in terms of patient management. Although the bladder-sparing approach can be performed in cases without signs of severe bladder ischemia, patients should be followed closely for complications related to ischemia.

Author Biographies

Berk Yasin Ekenci, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkiye




Huseyin Mert Durak, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkiye



Ahmet Emın Dogan, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkiye



Asır Eraslan, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkiye



llkay Guler, General Directorate of Public Hospitals, Ministry of Health of Republic of Turkiye, Ankara, Turkiye



Sanem Guler, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Etlik City Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkiye




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How to Cite

Ekenci, B. Y., Durak, H. M., Dogan, A. E., Eraslan, A., Guler, llkay, & Guler, S. (2023). Incarcerated Inguinal Bladder Hernia: Case Report. Somalia Turkiye Medical Journal (STMJ), 2(1), 12–19.



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