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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 260-262

Amyand's hernia masquerading as a strangulated inguinal hernia: A case report and literature review


1 Department of Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shahbaz Habib Faridi
Department of Surgery, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.147252

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We report a rare case of a 62-year-old male who presented to surgical emergency department with the complaints of sudden onset pain and swelled in the right inguinal region with nausea, vomiting and abdominal distension. There was a history of a reducible swelling in the right inguino-scrotal region for the last 1 year. Based on history, clinical examination and investigations a provisional diagnosis of right-sided strangulated inguinal hernia was made and patient was planned for an emergency surgery. On the exploration, the hernial sac revealed a gangrenous vermiform appendix and the diagnosis of Amyand's hernia was made. Appendectomy was performed through the same incision, and hernial repair was done using a polypropylene mesh.


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