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Amyand’s hernia: acute appendicitis and abscess in the inguinal canal
  1. Anna Junttila and
  2. Anne K Mattila
  1. Department of Surgery, Central Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä, Finland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Junttila, anna.junttila{at}


Amyand’s hernia is a rare entity where the appendix is trapped within inguinal canal. For even rarer are the cases where the appendix has perforated and caused an abscess into inguinal canal. Here we report a case where a male patient had Amyand’s hernia, acute appendicitis and abscess which were treated by laparotomy. We present the diagnostic process and intraoperative finding leading to diagnosis of Amyand’s hernia.

  • gastroenterology
  • gastrointestinal surgery
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  • Contributors AJ and AKM were involved in drafting the manuscript. AKM was the operating surgeon.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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