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Urinary bladder hernia: an unusual presentation of abdominal pain
  1. W-Y Kuo,
  2. T-Y Lin,
  3. W-J Lee
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wei-Jing Lee, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, 901 Chung-Hua Road, Yung-Kang City, Tainan 710, Taiwan; saab931103{at}yahoo.com.tw

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A 70-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease under regular haemodialysis is presented to the emergency department with intermittent abdominal cramping pain for 1 day. Physical examination revealed an irreducible palpable mass over the right inguinal region. Laboratory and x ray results were not contributory. A CT of the abdomen was performed and disclosed a right inguinal sac with urinary bladder herniation (figure 1).

Figure 1

A hernial sac …

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