Amyand's Hernia in a 6-Week-Old Infant: A Delayed Diagnosis
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Inguinal hernia is the most common condition encountered in infants, requiring early and special attention, because of the risk of incarceration and/or strangulation, with consequent significant morbidity. Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia in which the hernia sac contains the appendix, and which is extremely rare in children, especially in infants. This phenomenon was described in 1735, when Claudius Amyand performed a successful appendectomy on an 11-year-old boy who presented with an appendix in a hernia sac. So, in his honour, his name was given to this type of hernia.This can be normal and accidentally found during herniotomy or inflamed and present as acute scrotum, although the latter is less frequent. We present a case of a male infant with scrotal abscess resulting from Amyand's hernia, with appendicitis and periappendicular abscess...

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