Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 13, No 5 (2019)

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Epiploic Appendagitis in a Femoral Hernia

Epiploic Appendagitis in a Femoral Hernia

Claire McArthur, Donald McArthur

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Abstract


Both epiploic appendagitis and femoral herniae are rare diagnoses individually. No radiological cases of a patient having epiploic appendagitis within a femoral hernia have been documented in the literature. We present a case of a 65-year-old patient who underwent clinical work-up for a tender left groin lump. When undergoing a CT scan for investigating possible lymphadenopathy, she was found to have epiploic appendagitis contained within an incarcerated left sided femoral hernia. In this case report, we review the relevant anatomy, aetiology, patient demographics, as well as clinical and imaging findings and management.

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