Keywords:Color doppler, Hernia, Inguinal/diagnostic imaging, Ovarian Diseases/diagnostic imaging, Ultrasonography
Inguinal hernias are a common pathology, with an estimated incidence of 20 cases per 1,000 live births, constituting the most common form of hernias of the abdominal wall. This problem affects boys about six times more often than girls.
The canal of Nuck in the female is a protrusion, tubular fold of the peritoneum through the internal inguinal ring, following the round ligament and extending to the labia. The canal of Nuck is patent in up to 90% of newborns, with an increased prevalence in prematures and a tendency to spontaneously close over the first year of life.
We report a case of a six-year-old girl with an ovary containing canal of Nuck hernia diagnosed by ultrasonography. According to the present literature, there are less than twenty ultrasonographic published studies which report ovary containing canal of Nuck hernias.
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