Left Sided Amyand’s Hernia with Sliding Component
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.
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