Spontaneous Inguinal Faecal Fistula due to Incarcerated Richterís Hernia-Managed ConservativelyCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Ranendra Hajong,
Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences,
Shillong-793012, Meghalaya, India.
Spontaneous enterocutaneous fistula due to strangulated inguinal Richterís hernia is a rare presentation and occurs mostly either due to ignorance of the patients or delay in seeking timely medical intervention. It is seen mostly in patients from developing countries like India, Nigeria, etc., Reported here is the case of a 50-year-old female patient who presented with left sided fecal fistula which on investigation was found to be due to incarcerated inguinal Richterís hernia. The patient refused for any surgical intervention and hence was managed successfully and conservatively. No similar case reports have been found in the literature thus highlighting its significance.
Enterocutaneous fistula, Inguinal hernia, Spontaneous origin
Ranendra Hajong, Malaya Ranjan Dhal, Narang Naku, Manash Pratim Boruah, Ojing Komut. SPONTANEOUS INGUINAL FAECAL FISTULA DUE TO INCARCERATED RICHTERíS HERNIA-MANAGED CONSERVATIVELY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 May [cited: 2018 May 25 ]; 12:PD05-PD06. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 06, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Nov 20, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 24, 2018
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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