Graft Hydroureteronephrosis Secondary to Inguinal Hernia: A Report of Two Unusual Cases

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Mary Eng 1 , * , Suzanne Schiffman 2 , Kadiyala Ravindra 3

1 Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, mary.eng@louisville.edu, KY, USA

2 Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, KY, USA

3 Department of Surgery, Duke University, NC, USA

How to Cite: Eng M, Schiffman S, Ravindra K. Graft Hydroureteronephrosis Secondary to Inguinal Hernia: A Report of Two Unusual Cases, Nephro-Urol Mon. Online ahead of Print ; 3(4):301-303.

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Nephro-Urology Monthly: 3 (4); 301-303
Article Type: Case Report
Received: February 12, 2011
Accepted: March 7, 2011

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Abstract

Allograft hydroureteronephrosis caused by ipsilateral inguinal hernia occurs rarely. Its close proximity to the spermatic cord structures places the ureter at risk for herniation into the internal inguinal ring. Likewise, the ureter is also at risk for injury during inguinal herniorrhaphy. We present two cases where such events occurred in two separate patients. In both cases, the patients were managed with percutaneous nephrostomy tube decompression followed by definitive surgical repair.


Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

This article informs the medical providers of renal transplant patients that hydroureteronephrosis and allograft dysfunction may be caused by an ipsilateral hernia or due to injury after herniorrhaphy.


Please cite this paper as:

Eng M, Schiffman S, Ravindra K. Graft Hydroureteronephrosis Secondary to Inguinal Hernia: A Report of Two Unusual Cases. Nephro-
Urol Mon. 2011;3(4):x-x.

Keywords

Inguinal hernia Renal transplantations Hydroureter Hydronephrosis

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