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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Hence, a diagnosis of de Garengeot hernia with suspected acute appendicitis was made, and surgery was performed. Then, two additional 5-mm trocars were inserted in the left lower and middle abdominal regions.

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On the other hand, the rate of recurrence was significantly lower in the mesh treated group [ 33 ]. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Initial diagnostic laparoscopy can be an invaluable adjunct in both diagnosis and treatment of atypical hernias.

A groin ultrasound scan showed an approximately 5. An incarcerated femoral hernia was diagnosed and he underwent emergency surgery. Strangulated femoral hernia appendix with perforated sigmoid diverticulitis. McVayMD, and J. Consent Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case reportand accompanying images.

De Garengeot Hernia

Hernioplasty gzrengeot performed via the anterior approach to prevent properitoneal contamination. The patient made an uneventful recovery and went home after two days. Wound complications were specially related to older patients with delayed diagnosis and treatment [2]. Table of Contents Alerts. Frequently, the inflamed or ruptured appendix is a surprise finding when the groin swelling is explored.


On admission, the patient was afebrile with age-appropriate vital signs.

De Garengeot hernia: Case report and review

The patient evolved clinically well without postoperative complications or signs of recurrence four months after surgery. Our patient was a year-old woman with a bulging mass and tenderness in the right inguinal area. Abdominal CT reported a right groin hernia measuring 5.

Depending on the movement of the caecum, the appendix can assume various end-positions, most common of which are pelvic and postileal ones [ 5 ].

The preoperative diagnosis of de Garengeot hernia was known to be difficult. Conclusion De Garengeot hernia is a hernka entity that requires early treatment in order to avoid complications.

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This rare condition occurs in 0. Published online Jan Both patients recovered without complications. However, a preoperative diagnosis has often been reported gadengeot recent studies, mostly through CT [ 5 ]. No peritoneal signs were elicited, and the remainder of the patient’s physical examination was unremarkable. Dissection was carried down to the neck of the sac, which was then ligated, followed by excision of the sac.


Received Oct 23; Accepted Dec A review of the literature indicates the incidence of de Garengeot hernias to be greater in women, paralleling the sex-related incidence of femoral hernias. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. ThomasMD, B. Thus, we recommend different incision approaches, as applied in our case, or interval hernioplasty, especially in patients with concurrent appendicitis.

Traite des tarengeot de chuirgie. A year-old lady presented to the emergency room with a right groin mass that had appeared suddenly 4 days before and then gradually increased in size. As the appendix was not inflamed, it was decided not to perform an appendectomy.

Both had open femoral hernia repair, one with appendectomy and one with the appendix left in situ. We decided to garenyeot a diagnostic laparoscopy prior to exploration of garengot groin. This entity clinically presents as a nonspecific incarcerated hernia, with irreducible groin bulge, usually painful and associated with inflammatory signs [7,8]. Rene Jacques Croissant De Garengeot, a French surgeon, was the first to describe the presence of the appendix inside a incarcerated femoral hernia in Appendicitis within a Femoral Hernia.