Case Report

Spontaneous Enterocutaneous Fistula: A Rare Presentation of Incarcerated Femoral Hernia


  • Meriç Emre Bostancı
  • İlker Özel
  • Birkan Bozkurt
  • Sinan Soylu
  • Mustafa Turan

Received Date: 22.12.2014 Accepted Date: 08.01.2015 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2015;14(4):199-200

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.

Keywords: Femoral hernia, strangulation, spontaneously, enterocutaneous fistula