Original Article

Emergency Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 97-100

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CT findings of normal and inflamed appendix in groin hernia

  • Zeev V. MaizlinAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital Email author 
  • , Andrew C. MasonAffiliated withDepartment of Medical Imaging, Ridge Meadows Hospital
  • , Carl BrownAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, St. Paul’s Hospital
  • , Jacqueline A. BrownAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital

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Abstract

Acute appendicitis with the vermiform appendix located in a groin hernia is a rare condition. The preoperative diagnosis is important to decrease morbidity. We describe the computed tomography imaging characteristics of three cases of normal and inflamed appendices in inguinal and femoral hernias. We provide a review of the literature and consider the implications for surgical management.

Keywords

Appendicitis Groin Hernia