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Case Rep Radiol. 2013;2013:638270. doi: 10.1155/2013/638270. Epub 2013 Apr 10.

The Amyand's Hernia: A Rare Clinical Entity Diagnosed by Computed Tomography.

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Department of Radiology, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, P.O. Box 42080, Konya, Turkey.


Amyand's hernia, named for the first person to describe an inguinal hernia containing the vermiform appendix, is an uncommon variant of an inguinal hernia. Amyand's hernia is an extremely rare condition and is often misdiagnosed. Traditionally, these hernias have been diagnosed at surgery but are increasingly diagnosed by abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans. CT of the abdomen may help in guiding the diagnosis.

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