MS in Clinical Investigation
Department of Surgery
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Surgery
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.
inguinal hernia repair, Amyand's hernia
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DOI of Published Version
J Surg Case Rep. 2013 Sep 11;2013(9). pii: rjt043. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjt043. Link to article on publisher's website
Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Green J, Gutwein LG. (2013). Amyand's hernia: a rare inguinal hernia. Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Publications. https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjt043. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/gsbs_sp/2001