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


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

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.19, ss.380-382, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/tjtes.2013.37043
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.380-382

Özet

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.