Varicoceles of the Round Ligament in Pregnancy, Simulating Inguinal Herniae

@article{Tomkinson1955VaricocelesOT,
  title={Varicoceles of the Round Ligament in Pregnancy, Simulating Inguinal Herniae},
  author={John S. Tomkinson and W. R. Winterton},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={1955},
  volume={1},
  pages={889 - 890}
}
It is worthy of note that swellings in the groin appearing for the first time in pregnancy do not seem to have attracted the attention of obstetricians and general surgeons. The similarity between femoral hernia and saphena varix is well recognized, but the likeness between a varicocele of the round ligament of the uterus appearing in the groin in. pregnancy and an inguinal hernia appears to have been overlooked. A scrutiny of 16 standard textbooks in obstetrics, of 15 standard textbooks in… 
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