Although rare, cases of renal failure secondary to a uretero-inguinal hernia have been reported.Patient concerns:
Here, we report a case of left renal failure caused by chronic obstructive uropathy due to a uretero-inguinal hernia combined with contralateral renal pelvic carcinoma.Diagnoses:
The present case highly indicated that a comprehensive examination is very important when diagnosing an inguinal hernia. In particular, it is necessary to check whether the ureter is involved or not.Interventions:
A computed tomography scan should be performed to a uretero-inguinal hernia patient.Outcomes:
Unfortunately, this patient was diagnosed too late to attempt surgical management to restore the left renal functions.Lessons:
In our opinion, a computed tomography scan is highly recommended for an accurate diagnosis.