Inguinal hernias, the contents of which consist of the fallopian tube or ovary, or both, are not common. The association of the internal genitalia with intestine in a hernia in a strangulated condition, if not a surgical rarity, is an interesting condition. Hence, the report of this case.
An excellent summary of the entire English, French and German literature on the subject of ovarian, tubal and tubo-ovarian hernias, covering the period of 1890 to 1910, is given by Heineck.1 I have attempted to collect instances reported since 1910, up to date. Simple inguinal hernias of the fallopian tube are recorded by Tourneux2 and Giuliano,3 while Cessare,4 Humbert5 and Rabinovitz6 report inguinal hernias, the contents of which were the ovaries. The latter's case was of unusual interest, occurring in a woman of 35, being a double ovarian hernia associated with total absence of uterus and