THE NUCK'S CYST: A DISEASE EASILY CONFUSED FOR INGUINAL HERNIA. A CASE REPORT.

Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Giuseppe Damiano, Giovanni Tomasello, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Emanuele Sinagra, Marcello Noto, Giovanni Di Carlo, Enrico Vincenzo Bonafede, Antonio Bruno, Giovanni Tomasello, Antonio Ciulla, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo

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Abstract

Nuck's canal cyst is a blind end adult residual of the fetal peritoneum. These rare cyst formations are usually found in the inguinal canal and can easily be mistaken for hernia, or enlarged limph nodes. Clinically, a Nuck's canal cyst appears as a painless or moderately painful swelling in inguinal area. We report the case of a 40 years-old woman with a painless swelling in her left inguinal region, believed a groin hernia but diagnosed as a Nuck's canal cyst only after intervention. Intraoperatively, the cyst was opened and sebsequently excised, closing the abdominal wall without the use of any sort of syntetic prostetic material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-646
Number of pages2
JournalActa Medica Mediterranea
Volume30
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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