SPONTANEOUS FECAL FISTULA: A RARE PRESENTATION OF INGUINAL HERNIA

Authors

  • Abdul Samad
  • Gul Muhammad Sheikh

Abstract

A 25 years old young man presented with the right scrotal and supra-pubic fecal fistulae due to thespontaneous bursting of a congenital inguinal hernia. This hernia remained obstructed andstrangulated for about ten days before getting ruptured. Resection and end to end anastomosis ofinvolved ileum was done. The literature search could reveal only five such cases in pediatric agegroup and this complication is considered to be much rarer among the adult population. This casereport is being presented here in view of the extreme rarity of this complication in the adult agegroup.Keywords: Inguinal hernia, Congenital, Spontaneous, Fecal fistula, Incarcerated hernia

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