Incidental De Garengeot’s hernia: A case report of dual pathology to remember

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Whitehead-Clarke, Thomas ; Parampalli, Umesh ; Bhardwaj, Rakesh (2015)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, volume 17, pages 39-41 (issn: 2210-2612, eissn: 2210-2612)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.10.020, pmc: PMC4701810
  • Subject: De Garengeot | Femoral hernia | Vermiform appendix | Case Report | Emergency | Surgery
    mesheuropmc: surgical procedures, operative | stomatognathic diseases | digestive system diseases

Introduction A De Garengeot’s hernia is the very rare dual pathology of a vermiform appendix within a femoral hernia. Presentation of case We discuss the rare case of a 62 year old female who presented as an emergency with a strangulated femoral hernia. Within the hernia sac a partly necrotic vermiform appendix was discovered. The patient successfully underwent an appendicectomy and repair of her femoral hernia. The post-operative period was uneventful, with no further issues at follow-up. Discussion Our case report displays the successful treatment of a De Garengeot's hernia as an emergency admission, with a shorter than average admission time, and no post-operative complications. Conclusion This is a rare case of dual pathology, of which we believe there are few published cases.
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