Amyand hernia

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Vague abdominal pain. Concern over solid organ abscess.

Patient Data

Age: 76
Gender: Male

The appendix is soley contained in a right sided inguinal hernia.


Simple renal and hepatic cysts.

Case Discussion

An Amyand hernia describes a inguinal hernia containly the appendix, without any other intraperitoneal contents.

In this, as most cases, its an incidental finding.

It is named after Claudius Amyand, a French surgeon who performed the first successful appendectomy in 1735, on an 11-year-old boy who presented with an inflamed, perforated appendix in his inguinal hernia sac.

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Case information

rID: 47154
Published: 4th Aug 2016
Last edited: 19th Sep 2017
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