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Paper Title: Littre’s Hernia an Uncommon Variant of Inguinal Hernia: A Case Report

Authors: Danagogo O, Abhulimen V

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Background: A hernia is the protrusion of a viscous or part of it through the wall of its containing cavity. Littre’s hernia is a rare variant of groin hernias. In Littre’s hernia, the hernia sac contains a Meckel’s diverticulum.  Few cases reported in the have been reported in Nigeria. The treatment of this hernia is surgical and prognosis is good when patients present early.
Aim: We aim to high light a rare variant of Inguinal hernia called Littre’s hernia.

Presentation of Case: We present a 51yr old man, who presented with a painful inguinoscrotal swelling, billous vomiting and constipation. He had a prior history of lower urinary tract symptoms. Investigations done were normal and subsequently had inguinal herniorraphy for obstructed inguinal hernia. The sac contained a Meckel’s diverticulum.

Conclusion: Littre’s hernia is rare globally. Uncomplicated hernias have better outcome so patients should be encouraged to seek treatment early.

Keywords: Littres hernia, Variant, Rare, Inguinal. 

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