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Amyand's hernia in neonate: a case report

Ab. Rahman, Norhafiza and Gunasekar, Samuel and Ahmad Lela, Alia Maisyah (2014) Amyand's hernia in neonate: a case report. In: 1st Borneo Paediatrics & Paediatric Surgery Conference 2014, 9-10th May 2014, School of Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Amyand's hernia is a condition in which vermiform appendix present in the inguinal hernia sac. It is a rare entity, even so in children and neonates. The presentation is often similar like obstructed or strangulated inguinal hernia in which patient came in with tender, often irreducible inguinal swelling. Pre-operative diagnosis is usually difficult and in majority of patients, the correct diagnosis is only made intra-operatively. The difficult pre-operative diagnosis, however, does not affect the management in most cases as the affected patients are usually posted for emergency hernia repair immediately after presentation. We are presenting a case of an Amyand's hernia that occured in a neonate who presented on day 8 of life with sudden onset of right sided inguinal swelling. He was brought in early by the parents and posted urgently for surgery. Intra-operative finding revealed Amyand hernia with gangrenous appendix which was subjected to herniotomy and appendicectomy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 7054/36803
Uncontrolled Keywords: hernia, neonate
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Norhafiza Ab. Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 09:13
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 15:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36803

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