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Incarcerated femoral hernia in male: a rare case report

Journal: International Surgery Journal (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 25-26

Keywords : Femoral hernia; Incarcerated; Male;

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A femoral hernia is a rare, acquired condition, which has been reported in less than 5% of all abdominal wall hernias, with a female to male ratio of 4:1 and incidence increases with age. Diagnosing the nature of a lump in the groin is often difficult, especially in obese patients. Rarely, a strangulated femoral hernia can present atypically without abdominal or inguinal pain which can lead to delay in diagnosis of this dangerous condition. There are only few cases reported in the literature in which specific diagnosis of incarcerated femoral hernia in males were made clinically. We are reporting a rare case of incarcerated femoral hernia in a male who has been operated earlier for inguinal hernia on the same side with relevant review of literature.

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