Inguinal prolapse of a retroperitoneal lymphovascular malformation

Hersh M. Trivedi, Steve Megison, Craig A. Peters

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Abdominal lymphovascular malformations (ALMs) are rare cystic masses that can present with nonspecific symptoms. We present a case of a 7-month-old boy who, during an uncomplicated communicating hydrocele repair, was found to have an incidental large, prolapsed mesenteric abdominal lymphovascular malformation. The case serves to highlight the variability in presentation and natural history of ALMs, and the ease with which they can be disguised by more common pathology. We further underscore the importance of individualized therapy with regards to ALMs, emphasized by our course of active surveillance allowing our patient to avoid ionizing radiation and additional surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101786
JournalUrology Case Reports
StatePublished - Nov 2021


  • Abdominal lymphovascular malformation
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Prolapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


Dive into the research topics of 'Inguinal prolapse of a retroperitoneal lymphovascular malformation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this