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Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Amyand’s Hernia: A Modern Approach to A Historic Diagnosis

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This study seeks to discuss the management and diagnosis of Amyand’s hernia, an exceedingly rare diagnosis.


The case of a 60-year-old female found to have inguinal appendicitis on preoperative computed tomography imaging is presented.


The patient underwent concomitant laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and appendectomy.


Laparoscopic management of Amyand’s hernia should be strongly considered for repair and resection.

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Mullinax, J.E., Allins, A. & Avital, I. Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Amyand’s Hernia: A Modern Approach to A Historic Diagnosis. J Gastrointest Surg 15, 533–535 (2011).

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