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Ovarian carcinomatosis presenting as bilateral inguinal hernia: a brief report
Y. H. Hung1, C. T. Hsu2, C. C. Chang1,*
1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, E-DA Hospital/I-Shou University, Taiwan
2 Department of Pathology, E-DA Hospital/I-Shou University, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2010, 31(3), 345–346;
Published: 10 June 2010
The differential diagnosis for what may seem an inguinal hernia may be complex, as lateral pain may be of many types of origin. We report the case of a 48-year-old female patient who presented with a history of painful, progressively protruding soft bulging masses over the bilateral inguinal area and a 20-year history of head cancer and hepatitis B virus. Pathological analysis, gynecological ultrasound and abdominal computed tomography scan were required to make final determination. Final diagnosis was Stage IV ovarian carcinomatosis, which responded to chemotherapy. Initial diagnosis of inguinal hernia should not rule out other potential diagnoses, particularly in complex cases with other risk factors.