What is an Amyand's hernia?

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  • An Amyand's hernia is a type of inguinal hernia that occurs when the appendix pokes into the inguinal hernia. The appendix is located at the end of the large intestine and produces a mucus-like substance. This rare condition is named after Claudius Amyand, who discovered the condition in the 18th century. Less than one percent of adults with an inguinal hernia will develop an Amyand's hernia.

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