IJCM  Vol.5 No.2 , January 2014
Strangulated Femoral Hernia: A Challenging Surgical Vignette —Case Report and Review of Literature
Author(s) Ketan Vagholkar*
ABSTRACT

External hernia is one of the commonest causes of intestinal obstruction. Femoral hernia is a relatively uncommon hernia. It has a very high complication rate due to delayed diagnosis caused by deceptive symptomatology and subtle signs. CT scan enables a prompt diagnosis. Rigorous resuscitation followed by prompt surgical intervention is the mainstay of treatment. A case of a strangulated femoral hernia in a patient with complicated co morbid medical disorders is presented to highlight the pitfalls in initial clinical assessment.


Cite this paper
K. Vagholkar, "Strangulated Femoral Hernia: A Challenging Surgical Vignette —Case Report and Review of Literature," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 72-75. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2014.52013.
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