L J Ceulemans ,
Departments of Abdominal Surgery and Department of Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, BE
N P Deferm,
Department of Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, BE
Departments of Abdominal Surgery, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, BE
F M Vanhoenacker
Departments of Radiology, AZ Sint-Maarten, Duffel, Belgium, Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium, Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, BE
Background: A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital with increasing pain and tenderness over a pre-existing right inguinal hernia, which had been present for the past 12 years. On clinical examination, there was an irreducible inguinal bulge and a tender palpable mass at the right groin. Laboratory results revealed a normal leukocytosis (6.800/mm3) and a normal CRP of 0.1 mg/dl. CT scan was performed, followed by appendectomy during ‘routine’ inguinal herniorraphy.
01 May 2014.