Hernia de Garengeot y revisión de las variantes de hernias encarceladas

Translated title of the contribution: Garengeot’s hernia and review of variants of incarcerated hernias

Ana Romero, Diana Robayo, Eric Vinck, Alejandra Triviño, Stefanía Sacipa, Efraín Gómez

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Introduction. Garengeot’s hernia is characterized by containing the cecal appendix within the femoral sac, and is part of a variety of hernias that receive their eponymous according to their anatomical location. These include Richter’s hernia, Amyand’s hernia, Littré’s hernia, and Spiegel’s hernia. We present a review of the laparoscopic approaches for these variants. Clinical case. An 82-year-old female patient consulted to the emergency department for right groin pain of eight days of evolution, associated with symptoms of intestinal obstruction. With a diagnosis of incarcerated inguinal hernia, she underwent surgery finding a Garengeot´s hernia. Discussion. In addition to the traditionally known types of hernia, there are unusual variants of hernias of the abdominal wall, which must be suspected and taken into account as a differential diagnosis, which will allow treatment to be carried out in a timely manner, reducing the risk of intestinal perforation. Conclusions. Variants of inguinal hernia or unusual location are susceptible to surgical treatment by laparoscopic approaches with adequate results.

Translated title of the contributionGarengeot’s hernia and review of variants of incarcerated hernias
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Colombiana de Cirugia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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