Amyand\'s Hernia - A Case Report

  • B Nimako
  • F A Abantanga
  • M Amoah
Keywords: Amyand\'s hernia, acute appendicitis, children, appendicectomy, herniotomy

Abstract



The finding of a vermiform appendix as the content of an inguinal hernia sac is rare. Even rarer is the finding of an inflamed appendix in the hernia sac, referred to asAmyand\'s hernia.We report a case of a 5-year-old boy who presented with an inflamed appendix as the content of an incarcerated right inguinal hernia.

Keywords: Amyand\'s hernia, acute appendicitis, children, appendicectomy, herniotomy.

African Journal of Paediatric Surgery Vol. 4 (2) 2007: pp. 95-97
Published
2008-04-09
Section
Articles

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