Perforated appendix and periappendicular abscess within an inguinal hernia
Authors: Salemis, N.; Nisotakis, K.; Nazos, K.; Stavrinou, P.; Tsohataridis, E.
Source: Hernia, Volume 10, Number 6, December 2006 , pp. 528-530(3)
Abstract:We report an extremely rare case of complicated Amyand’s hernia. A 61-year-old male patient was admitted with clinical signs of incarcerated right inguinal hernia and localised tenderness in the right iliac fossa. He underwent emergency surgery and the operative findings included perforated appendix and periappendicular abscess within a right inguinal hernia sac. Appendectomy and Shouldice’s herniorrhaphy without prosthetic mesh placement were performed. Histology revealed the presence of a villous adenoma near the base of the appendix. We point out that although Amyand’s hernia is a very rare clinical entity, it should always be considered in the differential diagnosis in cases with clinical signs of incarcerated right inguinal hernia, especially when there are no pathological findings on the abdominal X-rays.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: 2006-12-01