Incarcerated femoral Littre's hernia-transperitoneal preperitoneal hernia repair (TAPP) and laparoscopic resection of the necrotic diverticulum

Andreas Comman, Stefan M Brunner, Peter Gaetzschmann, Bianca Kipf, Wolfgang Baierl, Matthias Behrend
Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques 2008, 18 (4): 409-13
Littre's hernias in the region of a femoral hernial orifice have been described in numerous cases in the literature. Open inguinal or femoral access was selected for all surgical procedures. We are describing the first case of an incarcerated Littre's hernia in the region of a femoral hernial orifice treated by means of transperitoneal preperitoneal hernia repair with simultaneous laparoscopic resection of the diverticulum. On the basis of the example, it is shown that the laparoscopic procedure is safe and efficient when performed by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon, even for treating incarcerated hernias, including the resection of necrotic tissue.

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