Rare cause of bilateral groin swelling: Round ligament varicosities
Round ligament varicosity (RLV) is rare and almost all cases are pregnant women. RLV appears as a unilateral or bilateral groin swelling. Pain and tenderness may present. Clinical evaluation is inadequate for exact diagnosis because inguinal hernia has similar findings. Ultrasonography (US) is essential when a groin swelling is detected in a pregnant woman. We present gray scale US and colour Doppler US findings of a 32-week pregnant woman with bilateral RLVs at the inguinal canal, parauterine area and in the myometrium.
How to cite this:Bulbul E, Taskin MI, Yanik B, Demirpolat G, Adali E, Basbug M. Rare cause of bilateral groin swelling: Round ligament varicosities. Pak J Med Sci 2015;31(4):1012-1014. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.314.7954
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