Pseudotumor of the bladder: A late complication of inguinal herniorrhaphy

Stephen V. Jackman, Peter G. Schulam, Mark Schoenberg

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Damage to the bladder during unguinal hernia repair is possible if the bladder or a bladder diverticulum is involved in the hernia sac. Unrecognized injury to the bladder can lead to late complications. We report a case of pseudotumor in a bladder diverticulum due to long-term retention of s misplaced suture. The literature on bladder injury after inguinal herniorrhaphy and on pseudotumor formation is briefly reviewed. It is important to be aware of a history of inguinal surgery and to obtain definitive histologic evidence off malignancy prior to making the diagnosis of bladder carcinoma. This will avoid unnecessary radical surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-611
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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