Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports (ASCR)

Case Report Volume 1 Issue 3

When the General Surgeon Encounters the Amyand’s Hernia

Ervis Agastra* and Xhevat Spaneshi

Regional Hospital of Durres, Albania

*Corresponding Author:Ervis Agastra, Regional Hospital of Durres, Albania.

Received: March 09, 2020; Published: March 17, 2020



  The Amyand’s Hernia is a rare form of inguinal hernia containing the appendix. It is well known from centuries since Claudius Amyand described it first in 1735 linked closely to the first appendectomy. It represents 1% of inguinal hernias and is most common in children and in the right side. Even though it is a curious finding it is interesting the fact that for centuries its management was left in the surgeon’s preference. It is only in 2007 that Losanoff and Basson described its classification and best treatment.

  We describe our case in the hospital of Durres and how we reasoned to manage it. Even though we were in doubt to perform or not appendectomy we did it based on the reasons we describe in the article and we did Lichtenstein hernia repair.

  The patient had a good recovery but as you will read through the article there are many tremendous complication linked to a wrong management and technique which are described previously in the literature worldwide so no surgeon should overlook or underestimate the treatment of this special rare type of hernia.

Keywords: Surgery; Amyand; Inguinal Hernia; Losanoff; Basson; Necrotising Fascitis; Lichtenstein; Durres; Albania



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Citation: Ervis Agastra and Xhevat Spaneshi. “When the General Surgeon Encounters the Amyand’s Hernia”. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.3 (2020): 08-10.


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