Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia, containing the appendix within the hernial sac. Claudius Amyand described the first clinical case in 1735. Despite the high incidence of inguinal canal hernia disease in the population with approximately 20 milion patients that undergo hernia repair annually, Amyand's hernia is a rare clinical conditions. It is characterized by an incidence of 1 % (0,19-1.7) and in 0,13 % of all cases, the appendix is inflamed. In this article, we will present our experience related to the treatment of a complicated Amyand's hernia, occasionally found during an emergency surgery for the repair of an incarcerated inguinal hernia. In addition, we will conduct a medical review of this pathology that often represents an unpleasant surprise for the surgeon.

Rinzivillo, M.N., Zanghì, M., Marchi, D., Leanza, V., Saguto, D., Provenzano, D., et al. (2021). AMYAND'S HERNIA, AN UNKNOWN ENTITY THAT MAY CAUSE SURGEONS DIFFICULTY: OUR EXPERIENCE AND LITERATURE REVIEW. EUROMEDITERRANEAN BIOMEDICAL JOURNAL, 16(13), 58-60 [10.3269/1970-5492.2021.16.13].

AMYAND'S HERNIA, AN UNKNOWN ENTITY THAT MAY CAUSE SURGEONS DIFFICULTY: OUR EXPERIENCE AND LITERATURE REVIEW

Saguto,D;Tomasello,G;
2021-04-30

Abstract

Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia, containing the appendix within the hernial sac. Claudius Amyand described the first clinical case in 1735. Despite the high incidence of inguinal canal hernia disease in the population with approximately 20 milion patients that undergo hernia repair annually, Amyand's hernia is a rare clinical conditions. It is characterized by an incidence of 1 % (0,19-1.7) and in 0,13 % of all cases, the appendix is inflamed. In this article, we will present our experience related to the treatment of a complicated Amyand's hernia, occasionally found during an emergency surgery for the repair of an incarcerated inguinal hernia. In addition, we will conduct a medical review of this pathology that often represents an unpleasant surprise for the surgeon.
Rinzivillo, M.N., Zanghì, M., Marchi, D., Leanza, V., Saguto, D., Provenzano, D., et al. (2021). AMYAND'S HERNIA, AN UNKNOWN ENTITY THAT MAY CAUSE SURGEONS DIFFICULTY: OUR EXPERIENCE AND LITERATURE REVIEW. EUROMEDITERRANEAN BIOMEDICAL JOURNAL, 16(13), 58-60 [10.3269/1970-5492.2021.16.13].
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