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Inguinal Hernia Containing the Fallopian Tube and the Ovary in a Premature Infant: A Case Report


In pediatric patients, the pelvic and the abdominal contents of hernias of the canal of Nuck have increased risk of strangulation. Early diagnosis of these hernias with ultrasonography is important. We report a case of a hernia of the canal of Nuck presented as a left inguinal mass containing the ipsilateral ovary in a 26-day-old premature infant girl.


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