Amyandâ€™s Hernia: Case Report -Current Dilemma in Diagnosis and Management PD03-PD04
Dr. Jonathan Sadhu,
Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
E-mail : Jona10sadhu@yahoo.co.in
Amyandâ€™s hernia is an extremely rare condition, often misdiagnosed as a strangulated inguinal hernia, in which the inguinal hernial sac contains the vermiform appendix. It is often a surgical surprise. The reported incidence is approximately 1% of all adult inguinal hernia cases. Acute appendicitis in the Amyandâ€™s hernia is even less common. We report a rare presentation of acute appendicitis associated with Amyandâ€™s hernia managed by en masse reduction of the hernia followed by laparoscopic appendicectomy and open Lichtensteinâ€™s tension free inguinal hernioplasty.