Acute appendicitis in inguinal hernia: report of two cases

  • AT Kidmas Lecturer I/Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Jos, Nigeria
  • D Iya Senior Lecturer/Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Jos, Nigeria
  • MG Yilkudi Lecturer I/Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Jos, Nigeria
  • U Nnadozie Surgical Registrar, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 2076, Jos, Nigeria

Abstract

We report two cases of acute appendicitis in right incarcerated inguinal hernia (Amyand's hernia). One patient had gangrenous appendicitis that affected the adjoining caecum. A limited right hemicolectomy was done by extending the groin incision laterally and proximally. The second patient had simple appendicectomy. Posterior wall was repaired using nylon darn in both cases. Acute appendicitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of obstructed right inguinal hernia.

East African Medical Journal Vol.81(9) 2004: 490-491
Published
2004-11-17
Section
Articles

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