Acute Appendicitis Presenting as an Abdominal Wall Abscess
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Abstract :

Introduction :
Amyand hernia (AH) is a rare type of hernia characterized by the presence of appendix vermiformis in the inguinal hernial sac. It is rarely reported in women.

Presentation of case :
We presented a case of a 60- year old woman who was admitted initially with an abdominal wall abscess and found to have perforated appendix in the right inguinal hernia. The patient underwent standard open appendectomy and the post-operative course was uneventful.

Discussion :
The initial presentation of our case as an abdominal wall abscess is rare in the contemporary literature.

Conclusions :
A high index of suspicious, early diagnosis and timely surgical intervention are the keys to have favorable outcome in amyand hernia. The management should follow general guidelines of appendectomy, hernia repair and dealing with the associated pathology if present........

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