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Abdominal pain and tender left inguinal swelling

    Author: Damiano Caruso, Nicola Panvini, Andrea Laghi - Rome, Italy
    Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 40-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with abdominal pain (especially in the left iliac fossa), nausea and vomiting for 1 day prior to admission.
    • On questioning, she said that, 8 months earlier, she had undergone mini-gastric bypass for obesity.
    • Clinical examination revealed abdominal distension, diminished bowel sounds and a non-reducible, tender lump in the left inguinal region.
    • Contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen was performed to evaluate the clinical condition.