De Garengeot's hernia in a 60-year-old woman: A case report

Petros Konofaos, Eleftherios Spartalis, Anastasios Smirnis, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Grigorios Kouraklis

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Introduction. De Garengeot first described the presence of the appendix within a femoral hernia in 1731. Case presentation. We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with acute appendicitis within an incarcerated femoral hernia. This is the first reported case of de Garengeot's hernia in the Balkan area. Conclusions: Appropriate management without incurring any delay for radiological imaging can be promising for an uneventful postoperative course. The treatment of choice of this disease entity is emergency surgery and consists in simultaneous appendectomy through the hernia incision and primary hernia repair. In patients with large hernia defects or in older people the use of mesh for repairing the hernia defect can be an excellent choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number258
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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