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August 21, 1909


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JAMA. 1909;LIII(8):633. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550080032003c

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Hernia of the bladder through the inguinal canal, while rare, is a condition that must be borne in mind when operating on any hernia, either femoral or inguinal. Failure to recognize this rarity has led to disastrous results. Cooley, in Keen's "System of Surgery," says that but three cases of hernia of the bladder were encountered in a series of over 1,900 cases of hernia in patients operated on at the Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled.

History.  —Miss H., aged 20, first noticed a small bunch in the right inguinal region last April. This did not disappear and was painful at times, but she continued teaching school. The mass felt like a fatty growth. At times it was thought that an impulse on coughing could be felt and at other examinations no impulse on coughing could be detected

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