is a rare form of inguinal hernia
(less than 1%) which occurs when the appendix
is included in the hernial sac and becomes incarcerated. The condition is an eponymous disease
named after an English surgeon
, Claudius Amyand
(1680-1740), who performed the first successful appendectomy
Amyand's hernia is commonly misdiagnosed as an ordinary incarcerated hernia. Symptoms mimicking appendicitis may occur. Treatment consists of a combination of appendectomy and hernia repair.
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- (1736) C. Amyand: Of an inguinal rupture, with a pin in the appendix caeci, incrusted with stone; and some observations on wounds in the guts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 39: 329-336.
- (1993) R. Hutchinson: Amyand's hernia J R Soc Med 86(2): 104–105.