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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 823936, 2 pages
Case Report

Transabdominal Laparoscopic Repair of Amyand's Hernia: A Case Report

1General Surgery Department, University Hospital of Tivoli, Avenue Max Buset 34, 7100 La Louvière, Belgium
2General Surgery Department, Bel-Air Hospital, 1-3, rue de Friscaty, 57126, Thionville, France

Received 29 May 2011; Accepted 7 July 2011

Academic Editors: E. Ishikawa and E. Zacharakis

Copyright © 2011 Bachir Elias et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The occurrence of appendicitis within an inguinal hernia, known as Amyand's hernia, is a rare condition. Laparoscopic approach to this type of hernia is not widely used, and there is little data comparing it to the open surgery approach. This article presents a case of Amyand's hernia treated successfully by laparoscopy via a transabdominal approach supported by a short review of literature on this rare condition.