Amyand's Hernia: Study of four cases and literature review

Syed M. Ali, Kamran A. Malik, Hani Al-Qadhi

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Abstract

The presence of the appendix in an inguinal hernial sac is described as Amyand's hernia. It is a rare entity which presents mostly at the exploration of the inguinal canal. The appendix may be apparently normal or have all the features of acute appendicitis with its possible complications. We report four cases of Amyand's hernia which were treated at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman. All patients underwent appendectomy. In three cases, the inguinal hernia were repaired with Vipro mesh while, in the remaining case, a darning repair was done with Prolene sutures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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Keywords

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Appendix in hernia
  • Case report
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Oman

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  • Medicine(all)

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Amyand's Hernia : Study of four cases and literature review. / Ali, Syed M.; Malik, Kamran A.; Al-Qadhi, Hani.

In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 05.2012, p. 232-236.

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Ali, Syed M. ; Malik, Kamran A. ; Al-Qadhi, Hani. / Amyand's Hernia : Study of four cases and literature review. In: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 232-236.
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