Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 344--346

Incarcerated recurrent Amyand俟Q製 hernia


Benjamin Quartey1, Obinna Ugochukwu1, Reed Kuehn2, Karen Ospina2 
1 Department of General Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA
2 Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

Correspondence Address:
Benjamin Quartey
Department of General Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
USA

Amyand俟Q製 hernia is a rarity and a recurrent case is extremely rare. A 71-year-old male with a previous history of right inguinal hernia repair presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of pain in the right groin. A physical examination revealed a nonreducible right inguinal hernia. A computed tomography scan showed a 1.3-cm appendix with surrounding inflammation within a right inguinal hernia. An emergent right groin exploration revealed an incarcerated and injected non-perforated appendix and an indirect hernia. Appendectomy was performed through the groin incision, and the indirect hernia defect was repaired with a biological mesh (Flex-HD). We hereby present this unique case - the first reported case of recurrent Amyand俟Q製 hernia and a literature review of this anatomical curiosity.


How to cite this article:
Quartey B, Ugochukwu O, Kuehn R, Ospina K. Incarcerated recurrent Amyand's hernia.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2012;5:344-346


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Quartey B, Ugochukwu O, Kuehn R, Ospina K. Incarcerated recurrent Amyand's hernia. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];5:344-346
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