A Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen

Authors: R. Hrivnák;  I. Hanke;  I. Penka;  Z. Kala
Authors‘ workplace: Chirurgická klinika FN Brno, Lékařská fakulta MU Brno, přednosta: prof. MUDr. Z. Kala, CSc.
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2011, roč. 90, č. 9, s. 523-526.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


Amyand’s hernia is a rare condition in which the appendix is positioned in the inguinal hernia sac. Acute appendicitis in this situation is a extremely rare and only a few reports are found in the literature.

Case report

Results and conclusion:
We report a case of acute gangrenous appendicitis with the perforation at the tip of the appendix, which was incarcerated in the right groin. We conduct a review of the literature, emphasizing possible causes and suggesting a predisposing factor for the condition.

Key words:
Amyand’s hernia – gangrenous appendicitis – inguinal hernia


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