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Appendicitis and Meckel's diverticulum in a femoral hernia: simultaneous De Garengeot and Littre's hernia

A W Phillips, S R Aspinall
Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery 2012, 16 (6): 727-9
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This report presents the case of a 73-year-old woman who was admitted with sepsis, cachexia and confusion secondary to a strangulated femoral hernia containing both the appendix (De Garengeot hernia) and a Meckel's diverticulum (Littre's hernia). She underwent successful operative management and was discharged from hospital on the 10th post-operative day. This is the first report in the literature of a combined De Garengeot and Littre's hernia within a femoral hernia sac.

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