Emergency Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 97–100

CT findings of normal and inflamed appendix in groin hernia


    • Department of RadiologySt. Paul’s Hospital
  • Andrew C. Mason
    • Department of Medical ImagingRidge Meadows Hospital
  • Carl Brown
    • Department of SurgerySt. Paul’s Hospital
  • Jacqueline A. Brown
    • Department of RadiologySt. Paul’s Hospital
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10140-007-0601-5

Cite this article as:
Maizlin, Z.V., Mason, A.C., Brown, C. et al. Emerg Radiol (2007) 14: 97. doi:10.1007/s10140-007-0601-5


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.



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