Immediate Post Partum thrombosis of the veins of the round ligament imitating an irreducible inguinal hernia


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Following delivery, our patient presented acutely with a painful swelling in the groin. Diagnosis could only be established by exploration. Thrombosed veins of the round ligament were found on histology of the swelling. Exploration was necessary to rule out an acute inguinal hernia.