Amyand's hernias in childhood (a report on 21 patients): a single-centre experience

Okur M. H., Karacay S., Uygun I., Topcu K., Ozturk H.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.29, no.6, pp.571-574, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-013-3274-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-574
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Amyand's hernia is a very rare type of hernia and is characterised by the presence of a vermiform appendix in the inguinal hernia sac. It may present as a tender inguinal or inguinoscrotal swelling, and is usually misdiagnosed as an irreducible or strangulated inguinal hernia. This is a presentation of our experiences with these unusual hernias.