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Cases Journal

, 2:53

First Online: 14 January 2009Received: 12 October 2008Accepted: 14 January 2009DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-2-53

Cite this article as: Pitchaimuthu, M. & Dace, S. Cases Journal 2009 2: 53. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-53


BackgroundAppendicitis in femoral hernia is a rare condition, which raises diagnostic challenge.

Case ReportA 40-year-old man presented with painful right-sided groin swelling of 1-week duration. The area was explored, with presumpted diagnosis of inguinal abscess. At exploration a femoral hernia was found which contained a mildly inflammed appendix. Appendicectomy and hernia repair was done. Post surgical course was uneventful. We present this case with brief summary of literature pertaining to such lesions.

DiscussionThe rare occurrence of femoral hernia containing appendix may be explained by different degrees of intestinal rotation during development or variation in its attachment to the caecum. Inflammation is due to tight femoral ring. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Management options are diverse.

ConclusionWe present this case because of rarity. Early surgery prevents complications.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1757-1626-2-53 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Maheswaran Pitchaimuthu - Stephen Dace

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/

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