Congenital spigelian hernia and ipsilateral cryptorchidism: raising awareness among urologists.


Journal Article

Spigelian hernias (SHs) are rare in the pediatric population. Although pediatric general surgeons often treat this defect, the increased association between a congenital SH and an ipsilateral undescended testis suggests that urologists may be the first provider encountering this entity. Knowledge of this condition is therefore important. We report one such case of a male infant referred to urology for an undescended testicle. Further investigation revealed the testicle to be within a congenital SH sac. Herein, we additionally review the literature concerning SHs associated with ipsilateral undescended testicles.

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Cited Authors

  • Balsara, ZR; Martin, AE; Wiener, JS; Routh, JC; Ross, SS

Published Date

  • February 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 457 - 459

PubMed ID

  • 24286599

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24286599

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-9995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2013.09.032


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States