CT findings of normal and inflamed appendix in groin hernia

Department of Radiology, St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1Y6, Canada.
Emergency Radiology 07/2007; 14(2):97-100. DOI: 10.1007/s10140-007-0601-5
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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.

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