Amyand’s hernia: a need for greater surgical awareness


  • Ketan Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai 400706, Maharashtra, India
  • Amish Pawanarkar Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai 400706, Maharashtra, India
  • Suvarna Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai 400706, Maharashtra, India
  • Kashmoorvalishah Pathan Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai 400706, Maharashtra, India



Amyand’s hernia, Appendix, Diagnosis, Treatment


Amyand’s hernia is typically described as a inguinal hernia containing the appendix in its sac. The true incidence of this hernia is still not discernible in view of its rarity. However the chances of complications in this type of hernia are extremely high. The clinical presentation of Amyand’s hernia is variable making the diagnosis challenging. This paper describes the pathophysiology and surgical approaches to Amyand’s hernia to create awareness of this occasional surprise.


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