An iliopsoas ganglion mimicking femoral hernia

Kuo Yuan Huang, Rong Sen Yang, Chin Chiang Hsieh

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The palpable mass over the groin region include inguinal or femoral hernia, enlarged lymph nodes, aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm, synovial cyst and iliopsoas ganglion. Among these diagnoses, patients with femoral hernia are at risk of bowel obstruction or strangulation; so it should be treated as an emergency. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are helpful for differential diagnosis. We report a case with a large iliopsoas ganglion located around the distal iliopsoas muscle and tendon with pseudopodia extending close to the joint capsule, mimicking femoral hernia clinically. The patient underwent excision and no recurrence was noted at one-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1450015
JournalJournal of Musculoskeletal Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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