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J Med Case Rep. 2011 Jun 30;5:258. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-5-258.

De Garengeot's hernia in a 60-year-old woman: a case report.

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2nd Department of Propedeutic Surgery, 'LAIKO' General Hospital, 36, Megistis Str, Athens 11364, Greece.



De Garengeot first described the presence of the appendix within a femoral hernia in 1731.


We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with acute appendicitis within an incarcerated femoral hernia. This is the first reported case of de Garengeot's hernia in the Balkan area.


Appropriate management without incurring any delay for radiological imaging can be promising for an uneventful postoperative course. The treatment of choice of this disease entity is emergency surgery and consists in simultaneous appendectomy through the hernia incision and primary hernia repair. In patients with large hernia defects or in older people the use of mesh for repairing the hernia defect can be an excellent choice.

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