Left Sided Amyand’s Hernia with Sliding Component

  • Ashis Pun College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan
  • Roshan Khatri College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan

Abstract

The eponym ‘Amyand hernia’ coined in recognition of Claudius Amyand, the first surgeon to successfully perform appendectomy in a hernia sac containing appendix, refers to the vermiform appendix within inguinal hernia.

Here, we present a rare case, of Amyand’s hernia in an 18 month-old boy who was brought with an inguino-scortal swelling which later on exploration was left sided Amyand’s hernia with sliding component.

Amyand’s hernia is not very often seen in the clinical practice and its pre-operative diagnosis is very difficult hence awareness of this disease condition is essential for preoperative suspicion and even diagnosis of the condition.

Keywords: Amyand’s hernia; acute appendicitis; hernial repair.

Published
2013-03-31
How to Cite
Pun, A., & Khatri, R. (2013). Left Sided Amyand’s Hernia with Sliding Component. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 52(189), 285-287. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.577
Section
Case Reports

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