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Laparoscopic reduction of Amyand's hernia


The discovery of a vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia sac is not uncommon, occurring in 1% of inguinal hernia repairs. However, the discovery of an acutely inflamed appendix within any hernia sac occurs in only 0.13% of cases. This rare finding is known as Amyand's hernia. We present a case of Amyand's hernia which was diagnosed preoperatively by CT scan and was reduced laparoscopically.

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Vermillion, J.M., Abernathy, S.W. & Snyder, S.K. Laparoscopic reduction of Amyand's hernia. Hernia 3, 159–160 (1999).

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Key words

  • Amyand
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Appendix
  • Laparoscopy