European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2014; 02(01): 063-066
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1347131
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Left-Sided Amyand Hernia: Report of Two Cases with Review of Literature

Ali Farooq Al-Mayoof
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Al-Mustansyriah Medical College/Central Teaching Hospital of Pediatrics, Baghdad, Iraq
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Bilal Hamid Al-Ani
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Al-Mustansyriah Medical College/Central Teaching Hospital of Pediatrics, Baghdad, Iraq
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Publication History

22 March 2013

16 April 2013

Publication Date:
09 May 2013 (online)

Abstract

The presence of the vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernial sac is called “Amyand” Hernia, which is a rare condition especially in children. The authors are reporting two cases of left-sided Amyand hernia in infants presented with symptoms and signs of obstructed inguinal hernia. Emergency appendectomy and herniotomy were performed. The patients were followed up for 4 to 6 months without complications. The case histories are presented, and the conditions discussed with review of the literature.