Can preoperative diagnosis affect the choice of treatment in Amyand's hernia? Report of a case

Karataş A., MAKAY Ö. , Salihoglu Z.

HERNIA, vol.13, no.2, pp.225-227, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-008-0429-2
  • Title of Journal : HERNIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-227


Amyand's hernia (AH) is defined as an appendix located in the inguinal hernia sac. Most cases are diagnosed intraoperatively and might undergo appendectomy besides hernia repair. Computerized tomography is effective in the preoperative diagnosis. Meanwhile, the number of reports concerning the preoperative diagnosis of AH is increasing. There is no standard protocol for the management of AH. Factors such as the presence of an inflamed appendix, contamination of the surgical field, patient age and anatomic features of the tissue are important determinants for appropriate surgery. Herein, we report an adult male patient with AH.