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Title

Amyand's hernia: a rare inguinal hernia

Student Author(s)

Jonathan Green

GSBS Program

MS in Clinical Investigation

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery

Date

9-11-2013

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Surgery

Abstract

Inguinal hernia repair is commonplace in general surgery practice and an estimated 700 000 are performed each year in the USA. The presence of the vermiform appendix contained in the hernia sac, or an Amyand's hernia, is exceedingly rare, occurring in 1% of inguinal hernia patients. We report the intra-operative findings of a standard inguinal hernia repair and discuss the management of the four types of Amyand's hernia.

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© The Author 2013. Citation: J Surg Case Rep. 2013 Sep 11;2013(9). pii: rjt043. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjt043. Link to article on publisher's website

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Keywords

inguinal hernia repair, Amyand's hernia

Journal Title

Journal of Surgical Case Reports

PubMed ID

24963899

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