De Garengeot hernias are femoral hernias that contain the appendix. It is a rare phenomenon, with only 1% of all femoral hernias containing the appendix (and. De Garengeot hernia should be suspected in an elderly woman presenting with signs and symptoms of a strangulated hernia. The differential. Images in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — De Garengeot’s Hernia.

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He denied previous symptoms of hernia. She last opened her bowel earlier that day.

Address reprint jernia to: We would like to highlight the usefulness of hybrid surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy and hernioplasty via the anterior approach to prevent SSIs. Colorectal Surgery All Journals search input.

The appendix was sent for histological analysis that showed no signs of appendicitis. Thus, we recommend different incision approaches, as applied in our case, or interval hernioplasty, especially in patients with concurrent appendicitis. De Garengeot hernia, Incarcerated femoral hernia.

De Garengeot’s hernia – Wikipedia

Various authors have suggested different surgical options ranging from initial open drainage and interval appendectomy and hernia repair, to initial appendectomy followed by interval hernia repair. The presence of the appendix within a femoral hernia sac is uncommon and is generally found only garngeot surgery. Diagnostic laparoscopy could be a valuable tool in the correct diagnosis and management of unusual presentations of incarcerated groin hernias. An incision was made externally over the right groin swelling and then carried down to the hernia sac, which appeared to be a heenia hernia.


The patient was taken to the operating theatre for an emergency right sided exploration and hernia repair under general anaesthesia. Risk factors include a long pelvic appendix, abnormal embryological bowel rotation, and a large mobile caecum. JD, garenbeot, 86 years, referred to the emergency department of a reference service in General Surgery with complaints of painful bulging in the right inguinal region during the last four days.

Treatment consists of emergency surgery. Stratification of surgical site infection by operative factors and comparison of infection rates after hernia repair.

De Garengeot Hernia

However, there have been cases where the hernial sac and the appendix are reduced into the peritoneal cavity via midline laparotomy. Ruptured appendicitis in femoral hernias: An incarcerated femoral hernia was diagnosed and he underwent emergency surgery.

No peritoneal signs were elicited, and the remainder of the patient’s physical examination was unremarkable. Some authors reported that transabdominal preperitoneal hernioplasty had the benefit of diagnostic laparoscopy, and they could concurrently perform appendectomy.

The inferior portion of the inguinal ligament and the pectineus fascia were then approximated by using 0 polypropylene sutures. The patient had an uneventful postoperative period and was discharged to her home on the second day after surgery.

An appendicectomy was then done and the base was buried using purse-string technique with absorbable polydioxanone suture. She was afebrile, normotensive, and denied abdominal pain, bloating, nausea or vomiting. We present a case of a patient with de Garengeot hernia with appendicitis who was successfully treated by performing a hybrid surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy, and anterior hernioplasty.


We recently found some cases that were successfully treated using the laparoscopic approach, in the literature. Subsequently both cases were successfully operated on and recovered postoperatively with no complications.

Hernia of the vermiform appendix. Both patients recovered without complications. Consent Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case reportand accompanying images. Abdominal enhanced computed tomography CT revealed a swelling and an enhanced appendix within the femoral hernia Fig.

De Garengeot hernia: Case report and review

Typical findings include intramural density inside an incarcerated hernia sac demonstrating intestinal involvement with mild associated distention of garengfot small intestine and, in some cases, it is possible to visualize the tubuliform structure surrounded by fat and projected just below the cecum into the hernia sac [6,9]. In that case the diagnosis of De Garengeot hernia was determined preoperatively and the patient underwent open surgery via inguinotomy, however dissection hernai the appendix base presented technical difficulties and the surgeon opted for laparoscopy to solve that problem [11].

Acute appendicitis within a femoral hernia: But only inHevin performed the first appendectomy in an incarcerated femoral hernia [4]. Wise L, Tanner N. However, a preoperative diagnosis has often been reported in recent studies, mostly through CT [ 5 ].

It occurs most frequently on the right side [7]. Occasionally patient may have generalised abdominal symptoms [ 311 ] and systemic symptoms [ 6 ].