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.
- Q What are the symptoms of Amyand's hernia?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for Amyand's hernia?
- Q What increases my risk for an Amyand's hernia?
- Q What should I know to care for someone with Amyand's hernia?
- Q How do other illnesses affect Amyand's hernias?
- Q Are Amyand's hernias life-threatening?