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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 638270, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/638270
Case Report

The Amyand’s Hernia: A Rare Clinical Entity Diagnosed by Computed Tomography

1Department of Radiology, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, P.O. Box 42080, Konya, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey

Received 28 February 2013; Accepted 26 March 2013

Academic Editors: K. Hayakawa, E. Kocakoc, L. Lampmann, D. P. Link, and C. M. Tiu

Copyright © 2013 Suat Keskin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Amyand’s hernia, named for the first person to describe an inguinal hernia containing the vermiform appendix, is an uncommon variant of an inguinal hernia. Amyand’s hernia is an extremely rare condition and is often misdiagnosed. Traditionally, these hernias have been diagnosed at surgery but are increasingly diagnosed by abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans. CT of the abdomen may help in guiding the diagnosis.