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BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 19;2017. pii: bcr-2017-221837. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-221837.

Amyand's hernia detected incidentally in two patients.

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1
Department of Radiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart, University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey.
2
Department of Radiology, Onsekiz Mart University, School of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey.

Abstract

The appendix is rarely present inside the inguinal hernia sac. The risk of appendicitis increases in these patients since the blood supply to the appendix can be impaired. The condition is frequently asymptomatic, and even if symptomatic it gives rise to non-specific symptoms. There is no specific laboratory finding. Diagnosis is frequently made with radiological imaging. We report two cases diagnosed as Amyand's hernia with CT.

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gastrointestinal system; medical education

PMID:
29054950
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-221837

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Competing interests: None declared.

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