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      Huiying Liu

      Hi Stephen,

      I once scanned a female patient. There is fat content in inguinal canal, originating from deep inguinal ring. It’s non reducible and not move with strain or Valsava. Should I call it hernia or lipoma?


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      Stephen Bird

      It could be potentially either.
      If the fat has a beginning and end point (so it looks like an island of fat in the canal) and it does nor increase in size during straining and it is not reducible I would call it a lipoma. If it is a true non reducible indirect hernia I would expect it not to have an end point and also I would expect it to increase in size during straining.


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