This was a 11 year old boy referred for evaluation of left inguinal swelling on and off.
The clinical diagnosis was bubunocele.
bubonocele (plural bubonoceles)
(medicine) An inguinal hernia, especially of the incomplete variety in which the hernial pouch descends only as far as the groin, forming a swelling there like a bubo.
An inguinal hernia, especially one in which the knuckle of intestine has not yet emerged from the external abdominal ring.
Pingback: Hernia « Ask the Doctor and be Healthy