Left renal failure caused by chronic obstructive uropathy due to a uretero-inguinal hernia combined with contralateral renal pelvic carcinoma: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

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.

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