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Title: Two cases of intraoperative diagnosed Amyand hernia: Case report and literature review
Authors: Ghattas, Souad
El Bitar, Jad
Hadeer, Ribal Aby
Salloum, Maher
Akel, Carl
Bitar, Henri
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Acute appendicitis
Amyand hernia
Mesh herniorrhaphy
Right inguinal hernia
Issue Date: 2024-03-22
Publisher: Elsevier
Part of: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume: 118
Amyand hernia is the presence of an incarcerated vermiform appendix (either inflamed or not) within the hernia sac. This type of hernia is very rare with an incidence reported to be 0.5 to 1 % and even rarer in adults.

Cases presentation
We present here two cases of male patients found the have an Amyand Hernia diagnosed incidentally intraoperatively, and managed with appendectomy and mesh herniorrhaphy.

Clinical discussion
For the management of this type of hernia, in general, the surgeon should perform an appendectomy with the repair to prevent future herniation or appendicitis, but some opinions differ, and state that when there are no signs of inflammation, it is not required to perform a preventative appendectomy.

The decision on how to manage depends on multiple factors including inflammation of the appendix, the possibility of abdominal sepsis, and the patient comorbidities. The status of the appendix determines whether to undergo hernia repair with or without mesh.
ISSN: 2210-2612
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2024.109560
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Type: Journal Article
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