The vermiform appendix (whether inflamed or not) within a hernia is very rare occurrence. We present the unprecedented case of a normal appendix found within a Pfannenstiel incisional hernia. A diagnostic laparoscopy was performed as appendicitis was suspected. However, the tip of a normal appendix was visualised within a previous Pfannenstiel incision. Laparoscopic appendicectomy was carried successfully and the patient was discharged. The patient later returned for a successful elective laparoscopic incisional hernia repair.
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Contributors AK: acquired all of the information, drafted the article and revised it after corrections and review from other authors. NH: assisted in drafting the article and assisted in revision. SS: assisted in the drafting of the article and acquiring of the patient information. RS: approved the final version for submission.
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