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 How common are Amyand's hernias?
- Q What causes an Amyand's hernia?
- Q How is an Amyand's hernia diagnosed?
- Q Are Amyand's hernias life-threatening?
- Q Do Amyand's hernias affect children differently than adults?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for Amyand's hernia?