Case Report

Amyand's Hernia: Case Report

  • Doğan Albayrak
  • Abdil Cem İbiş
  • Eyüp Yeldan
  • Ahmet Rahmi Hatipoğlu

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2009;19(4):181-183

Vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia sac was named as Amyand’s hernia by Claudius Amyand in 1735. This was the first appendectomy in the history of surgery. Regarding all inguinal hernia operations, incidence of finding an ordinary appendix within the inguinal sac is 0.5–1%, meanwhile finding an acute inflammated appendix is 0,1%. In our article, we report a case operated for right incarserated inguinal hernia and turned out to have an acute appendicitis within the inguinal sac. We discuss the incidence, surgical method and preoperative diagnostic methods and review the literature.

Keywords: acute appendicitis, hernia