A case of Amyand’s hernia in a preterm infant

Krevosha Pillay, V Gonzalez, T Rangaka

Abstract


The findings of a normal or inflamed appendix in a hernia sac is a rare finding intraoperatively. It is referred to as an Amyand’s hernia, named after Claudius Amyand who first described it in 1735. We present a case of a 7-week-old male, born prematurely at 32 weeks’ gestation, who presented clinically with an incarcerated right inguinal hernia. Intra operative findings revealed an inflamed and ruptured appendix in the hernia sac. An appendectomy and herniotomy was performed with good results.


Keywords


Amyand's hernia; appendicitis, inguinal hernia; preterm infant

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South African Journal of Surgery | Online ISSN: 2078-5151 | Print ISSN: 0038-2361 | Medpharm Publications

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