A Rare Case of Amyand's Hernia
LewisGale Medical Center
amyands hernia, rare case report, rare complication of appendicitis, surgical case reports, symptomatic hernia
Digestive System Diseases | Internal Medicine
A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue from its containing cavity. The most common type of abdominal hernia is an inguinal hernia. When a hernia is non-reducible, it is termed an incarcerated hernia. We present one such rare case of an incarcerated appendix within a right inguinal hernia, also called Amyand's hernia (AH). We discuss current approaches toward surgically repairing this type of complicated hernia and a complication that can arise if it is not repaired in a timely manner.
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Shah S, Syed S, Bayrakdar K, Elsayed O, Poluru K. A Rare Case of Amyand's Hernia. Cureus. 2023;15(5):e38641. Published 2023 May 6. doi:10.7759/cureus.38641