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S Gupta, R Sharma, R Kaushik
Correspondence: Dr Robin Kaushik, firstname.lastname@example.org
The chance finding of the vermiform appendix lying within an inguinal hernia occurs in approximately one percent of cases of inguinal hernia, and is known as an Amyand's hernia. We report a rare presentation of Amyand's hernia, where the appendix was found within the left hernial sac during surgery for an obstructed inguinal hernia in a nine-month-old male baby.
Keywords: acute abdomen, Amyand’s hernia, appendix, appendicitis, inguinal hernia
Singapore Med J 2005; 46(8): 424-425