TITLE

Diverticular Abscess Presenting as an Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia

AUTHOR(S)
Greenberg, Josh; Arnell, Tracey D.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p208
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16670853

 

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