Amyand Hernia: A Literature Review of the Diagnosis and Management of the Rare Presentation of the Wandering Appendix

A hernia is defined as a protrusion of an organ or its fascia through a sac of its containing cavity. When an appendix is contained within such a sac, the hernia is termed an Amyand Hernia and it forms an extremely rare presentation. Commonly seen in the young male patient, this type of hernia like all others can undergo strangulation leading to complications including appendicitis with or without perforation. Management as described in literature will depend on clinical presentation of the hernia and the appendix within, however it should be catered to each patient individually. We describe below the diagnosis and management of such hernias as presented in the literature.

Author(s): S Ikram, A Kaleem and SM Ahmad

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