World Journal of Surgical Research Volume No 7

Case Report Open Access

Amyand’s Hernia Presenting as Irreducible Hernia in an Inafnt

Ajay Narayan Gangopadhyaya, Dinesh Gupta, Shiv Prasad Sharma and Vijayendra Kumar
World Journal of Surgical Research 2014, 3:6


Amyand’s hernia is the presence of a normal or inflamed appendix in an inguinal hernia sac. It is commonly mistaken for an incarcerated or strangulated hernia or torsion of testis. The preoperative diagnosis of this condition is very difficult. Treatment of this condition involves surgical exploration of the involved side with or without appendicectomy. We present a case of a three month old infant presenting with features of irreducible hernia who was found to have inflamed appendix in hernial sac.

Key words

Hernia; appendix; torsion; appendicectomy

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