Incidental De Garengeot’s hernia: A case report of dual pathology to remember
- Publisher: Elsevier BV
International Journal of Surgery Case Reports,
(issn: 2210-2612, eissn: 2210-2612)
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.