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Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : PD01 - PD02

Amyand’s Hernia – Vermiform Appendix in an Inguinal Hernia: A Rare Finding

Prakash Kumar Sahoo, Suman Saurav Rout, Abhijit Samal

1. Professor, Department of General Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. 2. Postgraduate Trainee, Department of General Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. 3. Postgraduate Trainee, Department of General Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Prakash Kumar Sahoo,
SB-66, Aditya Enclave, Kanan Vihar, Phase II, Patia, Bhubaneswar-751031, Odisha, India.
E-mail: drpksahoo2003@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

A variety of surprises may spring up when the sac is opened in an inguinal hernia. Omentum, bowel diverticulum, ovary, fallopian tube, urinary bladder, large bowel, Meckel’s diverticulum or foreign bodies being the varied contents of a hernia sac. The presence of vermiform appendix in the hernia sac in an inguinal hernia is a rare finding. This condition has been named as “Amyand’s Hernia” in the honour of an English surgeon, Claudius Amyand. A diagnosis preoperatively is difficult and is most often made intraoperatively. We report here a 52-year-old patient who presented with acute intestinal obstruction due to an obstructed right sided inguinal hernia. A diagnosis of Amyand’s hernia was confirmed when on exploration appendix along with a part of ascending colon was found to be content of the sac along with a few loops of small bowel. The contents were reduced after checking the viability and Bassini’s repair was done. The patient had an uneventful postoperative period.

Keywords

Appendicectomy, Bassini’s repair, Basson, Losanoff

How to cite this article :

Prakash Kumar Sahoo, Suman Saurav Rout, Abhijit Samal . AMYAND’S HERNIA – VERMIFORM APPENDIX IN AN INGUINAL HERNIA: A RARE FINDING. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 23 ]; 11:PD01-PD02. Available from
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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26989.10729

Date of Submission: Jan 24, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Mar 24, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 30, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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