Logo American Journal of Case Reports

Call: 1.631.629.4328
Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports

07 November 2007

Amyand’s hernia: a case report

Murat Burc Yazıcıoglu, Yavuz Yavas, Coskun Polat

Case Rep Clin Pract Rev 2007; 8:321-323 :: ID: 563967


Background: The fi nding of the vermiform appendix lying within an inguinal hernia is called as “Amyand’s hernia”. The incidence of this entity is approximately one percent of cases of inguinal hernia. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen may be helpful for making a correct diagnosis, but it is most likely diagnosed during a surgical operation. We report a case with Amyand’s hernia and review the literature.
Case Report: A 54-year- old male visited our outpatient clinic with a swelling and pain in his right groin. Surgical operation was planned with the preoperative diagnosis of right indirect inguinal hernia. After then hernia sac was identifi ed and isolated all around. On opening the hernial sac, the appendix was found to be lying within. Neither adhesions nor infl amation were found. So, we didn’t remove appendix. Instead, we repaired hernia with tension-free hernioplasty after reducing the appendix into the abdominal cavity. After the operation we used neither antibiotic nor wound drainage.
Conclusions: Amyand’s hernia is a rare entity which is hard to diagnose preoperatively. Mostly diagnosis can only be made during the operation. Treatment involves appendoctomy through the herniotomy with hernia repair. However, the approach to Amyand’s henia involving a nonifl amed appendix is still controversial.

Keywords: Amyand’s hernia, appendicitis, Computed tomography


In Press

27 Jan 2023 : Case report  Spain

A 37-Year-Old Man with Familial Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia and Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformat...

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.938548  

26 Jan 2023 : Case report  Spain

A 39-Year-Old Woman with Endometriosis Who Developed a Subcapsular Liver Hematoma Following Laparotomic Sur...

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.938169  

26 Jan 2023 : Case report  USA

Optic Neuritis as a Consequence of Long-Term Medical Treatment Using Anastrozole: A Case Report

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.939026  

26 Jan 2023 : Case report  USA

A Rare Case of Ruptured Appendicitis Secondary to Metastatic Ovarian Cancer

Am J Case Rep In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.938982  

Most Viewed Current Articles

13 Jul 2022 : Case report  USA

Whistling Scrotum: An Unusual Presentation of Pneumomediastinum in the Setting of an Open Scrotal Wound

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.936441

Am J Case Rep 2022; 23:e936441

06 Dec 2021 : Case report  Brazil

Lipedema Can Be Treated Non-Surgically: A Report of 5 Cases

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.934406

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e934406

23 Feb 2022 : Case report  USA

Penile Necrosis Associated with Local Intravenous Injection of Cocaine

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.935250

Am J Case Rep 2022; 23:e935250

17 Feb 2022 : Case report  Oman

Myocarditis, Pulmonary Hemorrhage, and Extensive Myositis with Rhabdomyolysis 12 Days After First Dose of P...

DOI :10.12659/AJCR.934399

Am J Case Rep 2022; 23:e934399

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923