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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Sep;95(6):e97-8. doi: 10.1308/003588413X13629960047399.

Littré meets de Garengeot: Meckel's diverticulum and appendix in a femoral hernia.

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  • 1SHO in General Surgery, West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 6AF, UK.


Littre's and de Garengeot hernias are rare operative findings, the former describing the presence of a Meckel's diverticulum in a hernia sac and the latter describing the presence of the vermiform appendix in a femoral hernia. The finding of both of these anatomical structures in the same hernia is exquisitely rare and infrequently described. In the following report such a case is described and the current knowledge surrounding these unusual hernias is discussed.

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