Complicated Amyand’s Hernia in a Neonate

Parkash Mandhan, Talal Al Rayes, Mansour J Ali, Mahmoud Aldhaheri

Abstract


Amyand’s hernia is a rare clinical entity in which the vermiform appendix is present within the inguinal hernia sac. Here, we report a 5-day-old neonate with dysmorphic features referred to us with a tender irreducible right inguino-scrotal swelling. Surgical exploration showed gangrenous appendix with a peri-appendicular abscess in the inguinal hernia sac. Appendectomy and right herniotomy was performed.


Keywords


Amyand’s Hernia, Acute Appendicitis, Inguino-scrotal swelling, Neonate

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/jns.v3i3.160

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