Brief report: De Garengeot’s hernia

M. Hunter Witt, Adam R. Eppler, Ahmed M. Mahmoud


We describe a case of a 70-year-old female who presented with pain and swelling in her right groin. CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis found Amyand’s hernia with evidence of inflammation of the appendiceal tip consistent with appendicitis. Laparoscopic appendectomy and open hernia repair revealed an incarcerated hernia. Using blunt dissection, the inflamed tip of the appendix was found in the femoral canal. The appendix was removed. The patient had a De Garengeot’s hernia, not the Amyand’s hernia initially suspected. Patient was discharged home the following day.

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