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Title: A young man with concurrent acute appendicitis and incarcerated right indirect inguinal hernia
Authors: Chagkrit Ditsatham
Areewan Somwangprasert
Kirati Watcharachan
Phanchaporn Wongmaneerung
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2016
Abstract: © 2016 Ditsatham et al. Objective: Acute appendicitis and incarcerated hernia rarely present in the same episode. Our study reports patient presentation, diagnosis method, and treatment of an unusual case at the Chiang Mai University Hospital. Method: Case report. Result: A 20-year-old man visited the Chiang Mai University Hospital with right lower quadrant pain and a right groin mass which could not be reduced. The computerized tomography scan showed acute appendicitis and omentum in the hernia sac. Operative treatment was an appen-dectomy and herniorrhaphy. The treatment was successful, and the patient was discharged from our hospital without any complications. Conclusion: Concurrent acute appendicitis and incarcerated hernia are very rare, but should be kept in mind if a patient presents with right lower quadrant pain and a right groin mass. Further investigation may be helpful if the diagnosis is uncertain. Operative priority treatment depends on each individual case.
ISSN: 1179142X
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