A Rare Case of De Garengeot Hernia: A Challenging Diagnosis and a New Approach

A Rare Case of De Garengeot Hernia: A Challenging Diagnosis and a New Approach

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Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Good

Comments: “Diagnostic” has been changed to “Diagnosis” in the title to frame the title appropriately.


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Conclusion states that De Garengeot’s hernia is a rare entity whose diagnosis is challenging. This further illustrates the appropriate surgical procedure for performing appendectomy and mesh repair and proposes the double surgical approach for laparoscopic appendectomy and hernia repair. Lastly, it highlights that the proposed procedure is the first reported approach in literature.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good


Author's knowledge

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A: Good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

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A: Good


Writing style

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A: Good

Comments: There are certain changes made in the manuscript which are as follows:

·       Heading “Article” is changed to “Case Presentation” to categorize the manuscript under appropriate heading.

·       The last paragraph “In conclusions, De Garengeot’s hernia is a rare entity.” has been kept under the heading “Conclusion”.


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This manuscript describes a case of a 48-year-old female with a rare clinical presentation of a De Garengeot hernia. Later clinical examination performed revealed appendicitis with a stercolith in a femoral hernia. This further provides a new surgical approach to perform appendectomy and hernia repair with the least contamination of the groin.


Q: Would you recommend this manuscript for further publication?

A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Sleiman Marwan Julien
Division of Digestive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Tue 06, Apr 2021
Accepted: Tue 20, Apr 2021
Published: Mon 03, May 2021
© 2021 Sleiman Marwan Julien. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.05.01