What is the differential diagnosis of a groin mass inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the femoral vessels in the diagnosis of an abdominal hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The differential diagnosis of a groin mass inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the femoral vessels includes the following:

  • Incarcerated femoral hernia
  • Lymphadenopathy secondary to a variety of inflammatory or neoplastic processes
  • Soft-tissue tumor

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