Research Article

Amyand’s Hernia: Case Series

  • Hande Köksal

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2010;20(1):7-10


Amyand’s hernia, named for the first person to describe an inguinal hernia containing the appendix vermiformis, is an uncommon variant of an inguinal hernia. Herein, the patients diagnosed Amyand’s hernias were evaluated retrospectively.


Between 2005 and 2008, clinic,laboratory and radiologic findings were evaluated in patients with Amyand’s hernia.


In this period, 2543 patients with groin hernia were performed hernioplasty. Amyand’s hernia was diagnosed in only 11 patients (0.45%). The age ranged from 42 to 78 years (median, 65 years). All patients were male. The most common symptoms were right inguinal mass and abdominal pain, and the most common findings were right inguinal mass and right lower quadrant tenderness. Leukocytosis in 6 patients (54.5%) and neutrophili in 7 patients (63.6%) were determined. Appendectomy and hernioplasty in 9 patients and appendectomy and mesh hernioplasty in 2 patients were performed.


Herein, the clinic features of our patients with Amyand’s hernia, seen rarely, were discussed in the literature light.

Keywords: Amyand's hernia, Inguinal hernia, Appendiks vermiformis, Acute appendicitis