Amyand's hernia


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Amyand's hernia

An inguinal HERNIA containing an acutely inflamed appendix, (Claudius Amyand, 1681–1740, Principal surgeon to Westminster and St George's Hospitals, London and Fellow of the Royal Society).
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Case report: Amyand's hernia, diagnosis to consider in a routine procedure.
Amyand's hernia refers to the condition in which an inflamed, perforated, or normal appendix is present in the hernia sac.
When the content of the hernial sac is vermiform appendix whether normal or inflamed, it is termed as Amyand's hernia.
Reilly DJ, Macula BI et al Primary mesh repair of Amyand's hernia, Aust N Z J Surg 2015;85:93-94.
On the exploration, the hernial sac revealed a gangrenous vermiform appendix and the diagnosis of Amyand's hernia was made.
For example, an Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia containing the appendix (Figure 2), a De Garengeot hernia is a femoral hernia containing the appendix, a hernia of Littre contains a Meckel's diverticulum, (5) a Grynflett-Lesshaft hernia occurs through the superior lumbar triangle, while a Petit hernia is a hernia in the inferior lumbar triangle (Table 1).
Amyand's hernia is said to be rare type of hernia, where content of the hernial sac is vermiform appendix.
Amyand's hernia remains relatively unknown dispite having been first reported nearly 270 years ago.
We report a case of Amyand's hernia occurring in an 85 year old woman, who presented with a tender, discharging, right inguinal swelling.
DISCUSSION: The term Amyand's hernia is used for depicting the condition of non inflamed appendix, inflamed appendix or perforated appendix within an inguinal hernia 5.
INTRODUCTION: A vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia sac, with or without appendicitis, is called Amyand's Hernia.
A group out of Spain published their experience with Amyand's hernias in the presence of acute appendicitis.