Amyand's Hernia: an Up-to-Date Review of the Literature

Dimitrios Patoulias, Maria Kalogirou, Ioannis Patoulias
2017 Acta Medica  
Amyand's hernia is defined as an inguinal hernia, containing the appendix within the hernia sac. Incidence of this rare condition rises up to 1% (0.19–1.7%) of all inguinal hernia cases. Inflammation of the appendix within the inguinal sac is even rarer, as it corresponds to 0.1% (0.07–0.13%) of all Amyand's hernia cases. After a comprehensive review of the limited relevant literature, we aim through this review study to describe the pathophysiology of inflammation of the appendix – contained
more » ... endix – contained in the hernia sac – and present the latest data about the diagnostic approach and surgical treatment of Amyand's hernia.
doi:10.14712/18059694.2018.7 pmid:29439761 fatcat:ydegrv4lofdunifqcvsfxdlpey