HERNIA OF THE APPENDIX- A CASE REPORT ON AMYAND'S HERNIA.
Dr. Cliffin Mathai Kattoor, Dr. Akansha Singh*, Dr. Abhinav Kumar
Amyand's hernia (AH) is a very rare form of inguinal hernia and this type of hernia occurs in up to 1% of all inguinal hernia cases. The existence of a vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia was first described by Claudius Amyand, the eponym of Amyand's hernia. The name “Amyand's hernia” is used irrespective of the vermiform appendix's situation (normal, inflamed, perforated, or gangrenous). Most patient with AH often remains asymptomatic and are diagnosed intraoperatively. The diagnosis is challenging, since it needs a high index of suspicion and imaging is key. Surgery is the mainstay of management. We report a case of Amyand's hernia that was managed operatively in our institution.
Keywords: Amyand hernia (AH), Appendicitis.
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