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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 157-158

Amyand's hernia without appendicitis; case report with 4-year follow-up

1 Department of General Surgery, Navy General Hospital; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 Department of General Surgery, Navy General Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Keerthi Rajapaksha
91/B/3, Raddoluwa, Seeduwa
Sri Lanka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_24_19

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Amyand's hernia (AH) is a rare condition where the vermiform appendix is present in the inguinal hernia sac. Controversies exist regarding its management, particularly when the appendix is uninflamed. The current case report describes a 76-year-old male patient who was found having AH without appendicitis during the right side inguinal hernia repair. The patient underwent inguinal herniotomy and mesh repair without appendicectomy. There was no appendicitis or recurrence of hernia during the 4-year follow-up. Hence, we conclude that the appendicectomy is not routinely required in AH, if the appendix is uninflamed.

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