Femoral hernia causing small bowel obstruction

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Abdominal distension and vomiting worse over the last 24 hours.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Multiple loops of gas- and fluid-filled distended small bowel indicating small bowel obstruction.

Right femoral hernia is demonstrated as the cause of the small bowel obstruction.

Case Discussion

This patient has small bowel obstruction demonstrated by multiple loops of distended small bowel. Small bowel obstruction is commonly caused by adhesions and herniae, and in this case, it is a right femoral hernia that has become incarcerated.

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Case information

rID: 32661
Published: 14th Jul 2015
Last edited: 19th Jun 2020
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