BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219428

Amyand's hernia containing an appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid tumour

  1. Boon Hong
  1. Eastern Health, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Zarif Yahya, zarify{at}
  • Accepted 3 March 2017
  • Published 16 March 2017


Amyand's hernia is a rare occurrence where the appendix is trapped within an inguinal hernia. Appendicitis within the hernia is even rarer. However, the presence of an appendiceal neoplasm in an inguinal hernia is almost unheard of with only two cases reported in the literature. We present an extremely rare case of an inflamed appendix within an Amyand's hernia, which was found to be a goblet cell type carcinoid tumour requiring further oncological resection and treatment.


  • Contributors ZY contributed to data collection, literature review, drafting and final write-up of article. C-IW contributed to data collection including pictures and figures as well as drafting of the article. BH provided valuable insight, guidance and review of final article. ZY, C-IW and BH have proofread and approved of final manuscript for submission.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

Register for free content

The full text of all Editor's Choice articles and summaries of every article are free without registration

The full text of Images in ... articles are free to registered users

Only fellows can access the full text of case reports (apart from Editor's Choice) - become a fellow today, or encourage your institution to, so that together we can grow and develop this resource

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the case reports as they are published, and let us know what you think by commenting on the Editor's blog

Navigate This Article