Amyand’s hernia in a neonate: A case report

Xiao-Feng Sun, Dian-Bo Cao, Ting Zhang, Ying-Qiao Zhu


Acute appendicitis secondary to hernia incarceration presenting as scrotal swelling is exceptionally rare in neonates. We report a neonate who presented with tender swelling in the right scrotum. Ultrasonography detected features of a rare Amyand’s hernia.Surgical exploration and histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis.

Key words: Amyand’s henia, appendicitis, neonate, scrotal swelling, ultrasonography

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