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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 314394, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/314394
Case Report

Sigmoid Carcinoma in an Inguinal Hernia: A Blessing in Disguise?

Atrium Medical Centre, Department of General Surgery, Henri Dunantstraat 5, 6419 PC Heerlen, The Netherlands

Received 19 October 2013; Accepted 7 November 2013

Academic Editors: C. Barnett and B. H. Lang

Copyright © 2013 P. B. Salemans 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.

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