Incarcerated right femoral hernia - containing appendix

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Painful right groin lump

Patient Data

Age: 74
Gender: Female

Fluid filled mass in right groin containing a blind-ending tubular structure without blood flow consistent with the appendix in an incarcerated hernial sac constricting blood vessels.

Femoral hernial sac containing fluid and a thick-walled, oedematous tubular structure contiguous with caecum representing the appendix - findings confirmed at surgery

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Case information

rID: 17198
Case created: 25th Mar 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
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