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In the case of our patient, a cascade of events led to the development of the groin abscess: a Richter's type hernia with part of the caecum and the appendix was created, which subsequently became strangulated; this led to perforation of the caecal wall, which allowed the enteric content to travel through the femoral ring and fossa ovalis into the subcutaneous planes, where the abscess was established.
An interbody femoral ring allograft (MTF, Synthes, Jessup, PA) was inserted via an anterior approach, and was centered within the disc space.
While a large inguinal hernia could theoretically exert a mass effect on the femoral vein, the authors think this is unlikely, as the femoral ring is bounded by the relatively noncompliant inguinal and lacunar ligaments.