Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 390–392

Amyand’s hernia presenting as neonatal testicular ischaemia

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-005-1601-8

Cite this article as:
Milburn, J.A. & Youngson, G.G. Ped Surgery Int (2006) 22: 390. doi:10.1007/s00383-005-1601-8


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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© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

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

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