Diverticular Abscess Presenting as an Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia

Greenberg, Josh; Arnell, Tracey D.
March 2005
American Surgeon;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p208
Academic Journal
Acute diverticulitis may present with an abscess that is usually pericolonic or pelvic and can be treated with urgent surgery or percutaneous drainage. We present a case of a diverticular abscess presenting as a left inguinal hernia. This is analogous to an Amyand's hernia in which an inflamed appendix is found in a right inguinal hernia. The patient presented was managed with open drainage of the hernia and subsequent laparoscopic sigmoid resection in the same hospitalization.


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