A rare case of sigmoid colon carcinoma in incarcerated inguinal hernia

Dario Baldi, Vincenzo Alfano, Bruna Punzo, Liberatore Tramontano, Simona Baselice, Gianluca Spidalieri, Osvaldo Micera, Carlo Cavaliere

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Incarcerated inguinal hernia is a common diagnosis in patients presenting a painful and nonreducible groin mass. Although the diagnosis is usually made by physical examination, the content of the hernia sac and the extent of the surgical operation may vary and can require multimodal imaging integration (e.g., ultrasonography, computed tomography); the usual finding is a segment of small bowel and, less commonly, large bowel. We present an extremely rare case of a sigmoid cancer incarcerated in a left inguinal hernia and infiltrating the spermatic cord. The patient underwent whole-body computed tomography (CT) with contrast agent injection for staging, followed by a left hemicolectomy paralleled by a unilateral orchiectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number99
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Colon carcinoma
  • Computed tomography
  • Incarcerated
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Sigmoid colon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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