An 84-year-old man with multiple comorbidities presented from a residential care home with a 1-month history of asthenia and moderate abdominal pain. On examination, he was found to have an irreducible right-sided inguinoscrotal hernia. Subsequent blood tests revealed a significant anaemia (haemoglobin 48 g/L), for which he was transfused. A CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a large caecal tumour, herniating through the right inguinal canal into the scrotum. The patient underwent an elective open right hemicolectomy with inguinal hernia defect repair, from which he recovered well. He was discharged from the ward 12 days postoperatively and is awaiting outpatient follow-up.
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