Children's Unit
SE/B06/005: Lumps!
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A six year old girl presents with a swelling to her right groin that appeared 2h earlier. She complains that it is painful. Mum says that she had noticed this swelling once before when bathing her child but had not been concerned as it had disappeared within a short time. The child's observations are normal and she appears systemically well. On examination she does have a visible lump in her right groin that is mildly tender.

What is the diagnosis?
How should it be managed?
Are there are any considerations that should be made regarding her gender?