|Authors||House MG, Goldin SB, Chen H|
|Journal||South. Med. J. Volume: 94 Issue: 5 Pages: 496-8|
|Publish Date||2001 May|
We report a case of acute perforated appendicitis in an incarcerated inguinal hernia, termed an Amyand’s hernia. Although perforated appendicitis within an incarcerated inguinal hernia is uncommon, with a published incidence of 0.13%, its clinical presentation varies considerably, depending on the extent of periappendicular inflammation and the presence or absence of peritoneal contamination.