Spontaneous Enterocutaneous Fistula: A Rare Presentation of Incarcerated Femoral Hernia


BOSTANCI M. E. , Ozel I., BOZKURT B. , SOYLU S. , TURAN M.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.14, ss.199-200, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/eajem.2015.65807
  • Dergi Adı: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.199-200

Özet

Although femoral hernias are less commonly seen compared with other types of hernias, they have an inversely proportional importance to its lower frequency because of its higher risk of strangulation, morbidity, and mortality. In neglected cases, strangulation may cause enterocutaneous fistula; as a result, a mortal clinic with electrolyte imbalance, anemia, and malnutrition can be seen. This clinical condition requires immediate surgical intervention. Because this is a rare clinical presentation, we have reported a neglected case of femoral hernia in a 75-year-old woman admitted to our emergency department with an enterocutaneous fistula secondary to intestinal strangulation.