Large dermoid cyst of the spermatic cord presenting as an incarcerated hernia: a rare presentation and literature review

@article{Salemis2009LargeDC,
  title={Large dermoid cyst of the spermatic cord presenting as an incarcerated hernia: a rare presentation and literature review},
  author={Nikolaos S. Salemis and Grigorios Karagkiouzis and Dimitrios Sambaziotis and Evaggelos Tsiambas},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={321-323}
}
Dermoid cyst of the spermatic cord is a very rare clinical entity with only a few cases reported in the literature so far. We herein describe an extremely rare case of a large dermoid cyst of the spermatic cord measuring 8.5 × 5 × 5 cm in a young patient who presented with clinical manifestations of an incarcerated inguinal hernia. After the cyst excision, a diffuse direct hernia became apparent and a Lichtenstein polypropylene mesh repair was performed. Direct hernia was likely the result of… CONTINUE READING
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