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Right sided Amyand's hernia: a rare case report

Journal: International Surgery Journal (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 43-44

Keywords : Appendix; Inguinal hernia; Right side; Amyand's hernia;

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The presence of vermiform appendix in inguinal hernia whether inflamed or not is known as Amyand's hernia, it is very rare occurring in less than 1% of patients operated for repair of inguinal hernia. Though it was first described 275 years ago in an 11 year old boy, it remains relatively unknown because of the rarity of its occurrence. We present a case of Amyand's hernia, where normal appendix was found intraoperatively in right sided inguinal hernia repair in a 50 year old male and briefly review the literature on the topic.

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