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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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GUELMES DOMINGUEZ, Arley Armando; FUENTES DIAZ, Raimundo; ALBIZA SOTOMAYOR, Leonel  and  LLACA VICENTS, Sadys. Hernia of Amyand. Case presentation. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.3, pp.160-166. ISSN 1608-8921.

Background: The association of  inguinal hernia imprisoned and sharp appendicitis is something unusual; it is known as hernia of Amyand and few cases have been described in the literature Objective: To present the case of a patient with hernia of Amyand assisted in the General Hospital Camilo Cienfuegos from Sancti Spiritus Presentation of the case: 62 years old masculine patient, with antecedents of having a right inguinal hernia diagnosed that began with increase of volume in this area and abdominal pain in   right grave iliac of two days of evolution, accompanied by vomits and fever; it was surgically intervened with the diagnosis of right inguinal hernia imprisoned, a sharp appendicitis inside the hernia sack during the surgical act was found. Conclusions: The patient evolved favorably and without post operatory complications, he was discharged five days after having finished the antibiotic treatment of the surgery room.

Keywords : Inguinal hernia; hernia of Amyand; sharp appendicitis; surgery; inguinal herniorrafy.

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