In very few cases stated in the literature, the vermiform appendix might be contained in a hernial sac. This distinctive pathology is described as Amyand's hernia and has the very small occurrence of about 1%. We report the case of a 62-year-old man that presented for a reducible tumoral mass located in the right inguinal region. Amyand’s hernia was the intraoperative diagnostic. We performed hernioplasty (using the Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair with a composite polypropylene mesh) without appendectomy. This case matches the type 1 Lossanoff and Basson’s classification and has no facile management. Due to the clinical specificities of each case that presents with defining features of an Amyand’s hernia, surgical management depends on the recommendations stated in the literature, as well as the surgeon’s judgment based on experience.
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Berbece, Sorin; Ardeleanu, Valeriu; Constantin, Vlad Denis; Paunica, Ioana; and Toma, Alexandra
"Therapeutic approach for Amyand’s hernia; a case report,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 7
, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol7/iss1/17