Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 390–392

Amyand’s hernia presenting as neonatal testicular ischaemia

Case Report


Testicular ischaemia presenting in the neonatal period is most often attributable to neonatal torsion. We present an unusual case of a male neonate who presented with acute appendicitis within a patent processus vaginalis, causing cord compression and consequent testicular ischaemia.


Amyand′s hernia Neonatal appendicitis Neonatal testicular torsion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryRoyal Aberdeen Children’s HospitalAberdeen Scotland, UK

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