Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 1
Amyand's Hernia: a Case of An Unusual İncarcerated Recurrent İnguinal Hernia
Ali Özer1,Meltem Güner Can2
1Acibadem Atakent University Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Acibadem Atakent University Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.115 An Amyand"s hernia refers to the presence of a vermiform appendix within an inguinal hernia sac. The incidence of this rare condition varies in the literature, ranging from 0.19% to 1.7% of the reported inguinal hernia cases. The clinical presentation is similar to that of an incarcerated or strangulated hernia. In the case presented here, a noninflamed appendix and adherent caecum were detected during a surgery performed for an incarcerated recurrent inguinal hernia. After a prophylactic appendectomy was performed, a mesh was applied for the hernia repair. Keywords : Amyand's hernia, appendix, incarcerated inguinal hernia