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Emergency imaging of a rare cause of inguinal swelling: Amyand’s hernia with perforated appendicitis and abscess–cutaneous fistula – a case report and review of the literature


Inguinal hernias containing the appendix are rare, but even more exceptional is the occurrence of complicated appendicitis within the hernial sac with a cutaneous fistula. We report the case of a man in his 50s presenting to the emergency department with a right-sided erythematous and painful inguinal swelling secreting seropurulent material. A perforated appendix within an inguinal hernia complicated by an appendico-cutaneous fistula was diagnosed.

  • Emergency medicine
  • Radiology

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