Een bijzondere oorzaak van chronische buikpijn

Translated title of the contribution: A rare cause of chronic pelvic pain

Ena-Nicole Nsiah-Asare, Angelo B. Hooker, Sandra Muller, Judith A. F. Huirne

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BACKGROUND: Chronic pelvic pain, a continuous or intermittent, non-menstrual and non-cyclic pelvic pain, lasting for at least six months and of sufficient severity to interfere with daily activities, remains a medical challenge. Thorough evaluation is advised as unrecognized abnormalities can be present. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 22-years-old nulligravid with a inguinal herniorrhaphy during infancy was referred with chronic pelvic pain. The left ovary and tube were trapped in the inguinal canal. Laparoscopy confirmed the left ovary and tube adherent to the anterior abdominal wall. Dissection with adhesiolysis freed the dislocated left tube and ovary. A laparoscopic transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) procedure was performed to prevent hernia recurrence. The patient is since then pain free. CONCLUSION: Chronic pelvic pain can be a sing of an adnexal dislocation, which is a rare complication following inguinal hernia repair. Medical history is of great importance to reveal this unexpected condition.
Translated title of the contributionA rare cause of chronic pelvic pain
Original languageDutch
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2023

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