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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 541-2

Metastatic adenocarcinoma presenting as an inguinal hernia : a case report and review of literature.


Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

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T Patel
Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

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A 61 year old man presented with an inguinal hernia with no other significant symptoms. Histopathological examination of the hernial sac revealed metastatic deposits of a mucin secreting adenocarcinoma which was confirmed by subsequent tumor marker levels. Patient was put on chemotherapy for disseminated adenocarcinoma and is tolerating it well. This case emphasizes the need to carefully examine all hernial sacs received for pathological examination.


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