GSBS Student Publications

Title

Amyand's hernia: a rare inguinal hernia

Student Author(s)

Jonathan Green

GSBS Program

MS in Clinical Investigation

Publication Date

2013-09-11

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery

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.

Keywords

inguinal hernia repair, Amyand's hernia

Rights and Permissions

© The Author 2013.

DOI of Published Version

10.1093/jscr/rjt043

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

24963899

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License
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