Amyand's hernia

Amyand's hernia is a rare form of an inguinal hernia (less than 1% of inguinal hernias)[1][2] 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),[3] who performed the first successful appendectomy in 1735.[4]

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.[5]

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  1. Apostolidis, S.; V Papadopoulos, V.; Michalopoulos, A.; Paramythiotis, D.; Harlaftis, N. (2005). "Amyand's Hernia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature". The Internet Journal of Surgery. 6 (1).
  2. Cankorkmaz, Levent; Ozer, Hatice; Guney, Cengiz; Atalar, Mehmet H.; Arslan, Mehmet S.; Koyluoglu, Gokhan (January 2010). "Amyand's hernia in the children: A single center experience". Surgery. 147 (1): 140–143. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2009.09.038.
  3. Amyand's Hernia at Who Named It?
  4. Amyand, Claudius (1735). "Of an inguinal rupture, with a pin in the appendix caeci, incrusted with stone; and some observations on wounds in the guts" (PDF). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 39: 329–336. doi:10.1098/rstl.1735.0071.
  5. Hutchinson, R (February 1993). "Amyand's Hernia". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 86 (2): 104–105. PMC 1293861Freely accessible. PMID 8433290.
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