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VINCENZO DAVIDE PALUMBO

THE NUCK'S CYST: A DISEASE EASILY CONFUSED FOR INGUINAL HERNIA. A CASE REPORT.

  • Autori: Tomasello, G.; Bonafeede, E.; Palumbo, V.; Bruno, A.; Sinagra, E.; Ficarella, S.; De Luca, S.; Noto, M.; Ciulla, A.; di Carlo, G.; LO MONTE, A.; Damiano, G.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/93267

Abstract

Nuck's canal cyst is a blind end adult residual of the fetal peritoneum. These rare cyst formations are usually found in the inguinal canal and can easily be mistaken for hernia, or enlarged limph nodes. Clinically, a Nuck's canal cyst appears as a painless or moderately painful swelling in inguinal area. We report the case of a 40 years-old woman with a painless swelling in her left inguinal region, believed a groin hernia but diagnosed as a Nuck's canal cyst only after intervention. Intraoperatively, the cyst was opened and sebsequently excised, closing the abdominal wall without the use of any sort of syntetic prostetic material.