De Garengeot's hernia: a case of acute appendicitis in a femoral hernia sac

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Sen Tanrikulu C., TANRIKULU Y., Akkapulu N.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.19, no.4, pp.380-382, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The presence of an appendix vermiformis in a femoral hernia sac is called De Garengeot's hernia. It is a very rare clinical condition and requires emergency surgery. However, preoperative diagnosis of De Garengeot's hernia is difficult. Herein, we report a 58-year-old female who presented with sudden-onset painful swelling in the right groin region. Diagnosis was established based on computed tomography findings, and appendectomy with mesh-free hernia repair was performed. The postoperative period was uneventful, and the histopathologic examination of the specimen revealed gangrenous appendicitis.