Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Amyand Hernia Found in an Infant, Case Report and Review of the Literature

Edgar Gonz?lez-Guti?rrez1*, Jorge Said Haro-Cruz2 , Adriana Zamudio-Mart?nez1 , Gabriela Zamudio-Mart?nez2 and Indra Elizalde-Ram?rez

1 Department of Surgery, Hospital General de Occidente, Mexico 2 Department of Surgery, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico 3 Instituto Tecnol?gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

*Correspondance to: Edgar Gonz?lez-Guti?rrez 

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Amyand?s hernia refers to the presence of the appendix inside an inguinal hernia. It is mainly a trans-operatory find, affecting less than 1% of inguinal hernias. We report a 4-month-old infant, initially presenting an irreducible right-sided inguinal hernia. Due to the incarceration, surgery was performed. The finding occurred incidentally during the procedure; a conservative approach was preferred, preserving the appendix and returning it to the abdominal cavity, before repairing the inguinal defect. The patient continued asymptomatic at the 12-month follow-up. Despite its low incidence, this condition should be considered when dealing with an irreducible right-sided hernia, especially in infants.


Appendix; Hernia; Infant; Amyand hernia


Gonz?lez-Guti?rrez E, Haro-Cruz JS, Zamudio-Mart?nez A, ZamudioMart?nez G, Elizalde-Ram?rez I. Amyand Hernia Found in an Infant, Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3034.

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