De Garengeot hernia

De Garengeot hernia is defined as a femoral hernia containing the appendix. It is a rare phenomenon, with only 1% of all femoral hernias containing the appendix (and usually found incidentally at surgery), and only 0.08-0.13% containing an incarcerated acute appendicitis (sometimes detected on pre-operative CT)1.

It is not to be confused with Amyand hernia, an appendix-containing inguinal hernia.

History and etymology

It is named after Rene Jacques Croissant de Garengeot (1688-1759), Parisian surgeon, first described this pathology in 1731.

Share article

Article Information

rID: 29454
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • appendicitis within femoral hernia
  • appendix within femoral hernia
  • de Garengeot's hernia
  • De Garengeot's hernia

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and Figures

  • Drag
    Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 2
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.