Strangulated femoral hernia
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Patient who comes to the emergency department due to pain in the right iliac fossa of less than 24 hours of duration.
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Femoral hernia is protrusion of abdominal content through the femoral ring and canal. There are less frequent than inguinal hernias, and are more common in women than in men.
Femoral hernias are difficult to differentiate from inguinal hernias. They can be differentiated from an inguinal hernia by:
- origin below the inferior epigastric artery
- femoral vein compression
- hernial sac is lateral to the pubic tubercle
The patient underwent surgery, confirming the diagnosis.