The presence of a ureter in a hernia must be a rare occurrence. In 1946, Watson1 accumulated from the literature 102 cases of hernia of the ureter, including 71 collected by Dourmashkin2 in 1937. The location of the hernia varies. Lindbom3 describes a patient whose ureter had herniated into the sciatic foramen and had become obstructed. This patient was treated by resection of the strangulated ureter and reimplantation into the bladder. Beck et al.4 also reported herniation of a ureter into the sciatic foramen with marked hydroureter and hydronephrosis proximal to the site of herniation. This hernia was reducible, without resection, along with its entire sac.
In 1958, Jewett and Harris5 reported a scrotal hernia containing a ureter in a 9-year-old boy. The repair in this case necessitated resection of about 20 cm. of the dilated, redundant, thick-walled ureter. There was no hernia sac, but
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