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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Both patients were systemically well with no bowel garfngeot this is despite patient 1 having an obstructed and partially strangulated hernia. The patient evolved clinically well without postoperative complications or signs of recurrence four months after surgery.

De Garengeot hernia: Case report and review

On assessment the patient was in painful distress, she was tachycardic but otherwise her vital signs were stable. Strangulated femoral hernia containing a perforated appendix. His previous medical history includes hypertension and smoking. Both patients recovered without complications. Open in a separate window.

When facing a patient with incarcerated hernia, emergency surgery must be indicated. The incarcerated hernia sac was reduced via the extraperitoneum, and it was then ligated and resected via laparoscopy Fig. We found some recent reports on cases in which the patients were successfully treated using the laparoscopic approach [ 6 ].

A diagnostic laparoscopy was performed initially. Showed garngeot bowel habit in this period, denied emesis or other associated symptoms. A combined approach in which appendectomy was done laparoscopically and the hernia correction by open surgery was recently described for the first time.

This paper presents a case report of a De Garengeot hernia patient who presented a good evolution after surgery. A mobile caecum, large caecum or visceroptosis is also considered a risk factor for de Garengeot hernia [ 14 ].


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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. Appleton Century Crofts; ; This aided the identification of the appendix as hernial sac content.

The resected specimen was sent off for hfrnia analysis, which did not show any evidence of appendicitis. The migration of the appendix into the hernia sac in an inguinal hernia is a rare event Amyand hernia and even rarer in incarcerated femoral hernias, which are called De Garengeot hernia [3].

Presentation of case An 86 years-old garemgeot patient, comes to Emergency Department complaining of painful bulging in the right inguinal region, associated with local inflammatory signs.

We would like to highlight the usefulness of hybrid surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy and hernioplasty via the anterior approach to prevent SSIs. However, a preoperative diagnosis has often been reported in recent studies, mostly through CT [ 5 ]. In our case, laparoscopic findings revealed an inflamed and necrotic appendix. The sac was opened and seropurulent fluid was evacuated.

She did not have any urinary or bowel symptoms. We herjia turned our attention to the right inguinal swelling. The appendix is removed in most cases. This entity clinically presents as a nonspecific incarcerated hernia, with irreducible groin bulge, usually painful and associated with inflammatory signs [7,8].

Operative findings included an incarcerated, inflamed appendix within a femoral hernia. Emergency repair of Morgagni hernia with partial gastric volvulus: Operative Technique An infraumbilical incision was made, and pneumoperitoneum was obtained by using Hasson’s open technique.

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De Garengeot Hernia

It is a rare condition that presents with a swelling mass in the groin, which is often tender. Although some authors have reported successful mesh repairs per hfrnia incision performed in the presence of appendicitis, we insist that the surgical site of hernioplasty should not be contaminated. Physical evaluation—groin bulge with inflammatory signs. Several surgical tactics were used previously and considered acceptable, such as appendectomy followed by hernia correction in a second time, laparotomy for appendectomy and hernia correction by inguinotomy or even appendectomy through the hernia sac itself with correction of femoral hernia at the same surgical time [10].

Due to the vestigial nature of garengsot appendix, strangulation does not result in mechanical obstruction, although ileus can occasionally develop secondary to inflammation.

De Garengeot Hernia

The postoperative recovery was uneventful. It is a rare entity that has fewer than cases reported in literature. It is thought that the introduction of foreign material into a potentially contaminated surgical field could further increase the garengeog of infection [ 631 ]. A computed tomographic CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis was obtained to help differentiate between intraabdominal and localized pathology and to plan our surgical approach.

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Her past medical history was significant for hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux disease GERDand right inguinal hernia repair 30 years before.