World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 10

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Rare Findings in the Groin Mimicking Hernia In A Woman

Andreas Skarpas, Panagiota Kondyli, Athanasios Zoikas, Georgios Vletsis, Emmanouela Griva, Nikolaos Nikitakis, Ioannis Karanikas and Giorgos Velimezis
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2021, 10:1



Groin hernias have a wide variety of clinical presentations. Diagnosis rely mostly on the patient's history and/or clinical symptoms. Advanced diagnostics are scarcely required.

Study Design

There are cases when there is doubt in the diagnosis, imaging can then help differentiate such cases.

Material and Methods

We present three female cases, with different findings within the groin mimicking hernia.


The first case regarding a leiomyoma of the round ligament of the uterus, which are the most frequent tumors of the round ligament of the uterus, in the second case a 25 year old (y.o) female with mesothelial cyst of the round ligament of the uterus as a palpable mass within the groin, and in the third a 42 y.o female, with endometriosis in the groin also mimicking hernia.


Whilst hernia is a common finding in the groin the reason for it varies. A surgeon should be aware that in women in particular the findings could surprise them.


Groin hernias, leiomyoma, mesothelial cyst, round ligament, endometriosis.

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