Pan African Journal of Life Sciences(PAJOLS)

A publication of Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences,
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

e-ISSN: 2672-5924
Volume 5, No. 3, December 2021
Pages 349-353

DOI: 10.36108/pajols/1202.50.0370

Giant Inguinal Hernia: Two Case Reports and Literature Review

Julius G. Olaogun1,2*, Joshua T. Ige2, Innih A. Kadiri1,2 , Obafemi K. Wuraola2
1Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
2Department of Surgery, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.


Giant inguinal hernia is a rare entity in developed world but are still occasionally encountered among rural dwellers in developing countries mostly as a result of ignorance, believe in alternate therapy and fear of surgery. Its management is very challenging and requires adequate preoperative preparation. We present two patients with giant inguinal herniae, one of which was left sided Amyand’s her-nia, who successfully had mesh hernioplasty in our center.

Keywords: Inguinal hernia, Giant hernia, Reductive surgery, Mesh

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