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CASE REPORT
Amyand’s hernia detected incidentally in two patients
  1. Mustafa Resorlu1,
  2. Nilüfer Aylanç1,
  3. Ozan Karatag2,
  4. Muhsin O Ozturk2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart, University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Onsekiz Mart University, School of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mustafa Resorlu, mustafaresorlu77{at}gmail.com

Summary

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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  • Contributors Design of the work: all authors. Intellectual content: MR, OK, NA. Final approval: all authors. Writing of article: all authors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

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