Incarcerated De Garengeot’s hernia complicated by gangrenous appendicitis


Authors: D. Štruncová 1;  J. Meduna 1;  A. Kostihová 2;  J. Neubauer 2
Authors‘ workplace: Chirurgické oddělení Nemocnice Jihlava, primář: MUDr. J. Meduna 1;  Oddělení zobrazovacích metod Nemocnice Jihlava, primář: MUDr. J. Neubauer 2
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2013, roč. 92, č. 6, s. 330-332.
Category: Case Report

Overview

Femoral hernias account for only about 0.7% of all operated hernias and are rather infrequent among male patients. By contrast, acute appendicitis is one of the most frequent diagnoses in surgery requiring urgent operation.

The authors present one of the rare cases in which both these diagnoses occur together – De Garengeot’s hernia.

Incarcerated femoral hernia with acute appendicitis is diagnosed preoperatively only sporadically. Imaging methods can help in the diagnosis, but often the final diagnosis, and especially the final solution, is brought about only by surgical intervention.

Key words:
De Garengeot’s hernia – gangrenous appendicitis – femoral hernia


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