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Amyand's hernia: case report and review of the literature


The authors report a case of gangrenous acute appendicitis in the sac of an inguinal hernia (Amyand's hernia). After a review of the literature, they emphasise the extreme rarity of the case reported, they underline how the clinical picture is highly similar to that of a strangulated inguinal hernia. They affirm that appendicectomy and hernioplasty may be performed at the same time, since the repair of the hernia should be performed without prosthesis implantation due to the contamination of the operating field.

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D'Alia, C., Lo Schiavo, M.G., Tonante, A. et al. Amyand's hernia: case report and review of the literature. Hernia 7, 89–91 (2003).

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  • Hernial appendicitis
  • Orchidectomy
  • Appendicectomy
  • Hernioplasty
  • Diagnosis