Amyand's hernia: a case series with critics of role of appendectomy.
Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia that contains vermiform appendix in its sac. It consists 1% of all inguinal hernias while appendicitis in an Amyand's hernia accounts for 0.1% of all appendicitis cases. Its clinical image is identical to that of an incarcerated or perforated inguinal hernia. Diagnosis is usually established intraoperatively. Hernioplasty (with or without mesh repair and with or without appendectomy) is the treatment of choice. According to Losannof and Basson's criteria, performance of appendectomy shall depend on vermiform appendix's inflammation status. In this case series, authors present three patients who had to undergo prophylactic appendectomy because of medical conditions, unrelated to appendix's inflammation status thus escaping from therapeutic frame set by Losanoff and Basson's criteria.
Michalinos, A; Moris, D; Vernadakis, S
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