Small bowel obstruction due to femoral hernia
Intestinal obstruction symptoms.
CT Abdomen and pelvis
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Axial C+ arterial phase
Spiral CT shows small bowel obstruction due right femoral hernia. Distal small bowel (ileum) and colon are in normal aspect.
One complication of femoral hernia is small bowel obstruction. Femoral hernias typically occur in women and unlike inguinal hernias, the hernia sac remain lateral to the pubic tubercle. Also femoral hernias always compress the femoral vein (as seen in this case) while it is rare for inguinal hernias to compress the femoral vein.