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Corresponding Author: Haris Naseem Shekhani, Emory Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Division of Emergency Radiology, Emory University Midtown Hospital, 550 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. haris.shekhani@emory.edu



  • Amyand’s hernia
  • appendix
  • inguinal hernia
  • hernia
  • amyand’s
  • CT
  • case report
  • mesh repair
  • vermiform appendix
  • sac
  • hernioplasty
  • appendectomy

Amyand’s hernia: A case report


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Journal of Radiology Case Reports


Volume 10, Number 12


, Pages 7-11

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Amyand’s hernia is a rare and atypical hernia characterized by the herniation of the appendix into the inguinal sac. This hernia may be present without symptoms until inflammation of the appendix may lead to incarceration, strangulation, necrosis, perforation or rupture. Early symptoms include tenderness and inguinal swelling which may be misdiagnosed as a strangulated hernia. This condition can be difficult to diagnose clinically. Ultrasound and Computed Tomography may aid in diagnosis. This article presents a rare case of Amyand’s hernia followed by a discussion of the epidemiology, diagnosis, imaging details and treatment options for this condition.

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