Right Amyand’s hernia: bilateral indirect uncomplicated inguinal hernia with appendix as content on right side

Authors

  • Sunil Mathew Department of General Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2215-1216
  • Shashirekha C. A. Department of General Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India
  • Nithyashree K. N. Department of General Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India
  • Vikram Ysetty Department of General Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India
  • Kavitha G. Department of General Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20223609

Keywords:

Amyand’s hernia, Inguinal hernia, Appendix

Abstract

Amyand’s hernia is a rare finding of the appendix inside an inguinal hernia sac. Most cases are found intra-operatively during inguinal hernia repair. It is extremely rare and occurs in 1 percent of all inguinal hernias with an estimated rate of 0.07-0.13 percent having associated acute appendicitis. A 60 year old male presented to the hospital with chief complaint of swelling in bilateral inguinal region more on the right side since 6 months associated with chronic cough since 1 month and difficulty in passing urine since 6 months. Patient was taken up for elective right side hernioplasty after taking physicians and pulmonologist opinion for fitness for surgery and urologist opinion for grade II prostatomegaly. Intra operatively indirect hernia sac medial to inferior epigastric artery with appendix as content and hydrocele around 15 ml. The contents were reduced back inside the peritoneal cavity and Lichenstein tension free hernioplasty was performed. Amyand’s hernia widely varies in its presentation, can occur at any age and typically presents in men. The surgical management of Amyand’s hernia includes appendectomy with repair of inguinal hernia through inguinal incision. Amyand’s hernia being an unusual presentation, helps the surgeons to be prepared for such circumstances and do appropriate management.

 

Author Biography

Sunil Mathew, Department of General Surgery, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India

Assistant professor  general surgery

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2022-12-30

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