Emergency Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 97–100

CT findings of normal and inflamed appendix in groin hernia

  • Zeev V. Maizlin
  • Andrew C. Mason
  • Carl Brown
  • Jacqueline A. Brown
Original Article


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.


Appendicitis Groin Hernia 


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© Am Soc Emergency Radiol 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeev V. Maizlin
    • 1
  • Andrew C. Mason
    • 2
  • Carl Brown
    • 3
  • Jacqueline A. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt. Paul’s HospitalVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Medical ImagingRidge Meadows HospitalMaple RidgeCanada
  3. 3.Department of SurgerySt. Paul’s HospitalVancouverCanada

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