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01.12.2011 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2011 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2011

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

Zeitschrift:
Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2011
Autoren:
Petros Konofaos, Eleftherios Spartalis, Anastasios Smirnis, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Grigorios Kouraklis
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-5-258) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

All authors read and approved the final manuscript. PK was a major contributor in writing the manuscript. ES was involved in acquisition of data and review of the literature. AS was involved in acquisition of data and review of the literature. KK was involved in drafting the manuscript and revising it critically for important intellectual content. GK was involved in drafting the manuscript, revising it critically for important intellectual content and gave final approval of the version to be published.

Abstract

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.

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