Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Users Online: 394
Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Contacts | Advertise | Login 
     
CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62-64

Amyand's hernia: A rare occurrence


1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Opthalmology, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Health, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohd Lateef Wani
Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.92955

Rights and Permissions

Claudius Amyand, Surgeon to King George II, was the first to describe the presence of a perforated appendix within the hernial sac (in 1735) of an 11-year-old boy who had undergone successful appendicectomy. Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia with an appendix involved. It is a rare condition. The chance finding of the vermiform appendix lying within an inguinal hernia occurs in approximately one percent of cases of inguinal hernia. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult. If additional pathologies exist, the diagnosis is more troublesome. We aimed to present a patient with Amyand's hernia which is rare in the literature


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3358    
    Printed132    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded445    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal