femoral hernia


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femoral hernia

[¦fem·ə·rəl ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A hernia that occurs at the passage of the arteries and veins from the abdomen into the legs below the inguinal ligament.
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As femoral hernia may mimic any mass lesion, which might appear in inguinal area, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of every case of mass lesion in the inguinal region.
(1942), the AOA has been the most studied retropubic vessel, because of its responsibility towards injury during the repair of femoral hernias. Several studies report its incidence from the inferior epigastric artery by 8 %, 14.81 %, 22 % and 27.34 %, respectively (Mahato; Sarikcioglu et al., 2003; Lau & Lee, 2003; Pick et al.).
Urinary bladder diverticulum as a content of femoral hernia: a case report and review of literature.
Often it is misdiagnosed as inguinal or femoral hernia. Signs of small bowel obstruction are seen if it is obstructed and incarcerated.
(9.) Figures are based on the authors' calculations using the combined number of inguinal and femoral hernia repairs from AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research) (2007), tables 5 and 9 and figure 15.
During a routine wound review the following day, however, the presence of enteric material in the wound was noticed and it soon became apparent that an enterocutaneous fistula had developed (Figure 1), which immediately prompted a CT scan of the area; this revealed a round lesion medial to the right femoral vessels that was highly suspicious of a femoral hernia (Figure 2).
Additional advantage of laparoscopy hernia repair is that even bilateral hernia can be fixed by the same small three cut on skin and even the small hidden femoral hernia and obturator hernia can also be diagnosed and repaired.
The differential diagnosis of a groin mass includes femoral hernia, hydrocele, inguinal adenitis, femoral adenitis, lymphoma, varicocele, ectopic testis, lipoma, haematoma, psoas abscess, metastatic neoplasm, epididymitis, testicular torsion and femoral artery aneurysm.
Femoral hernia with strangulated Meckel's diverticulum (Littre's hernia) case report, review of the literature.
(3.) Wu C, Liu T: An unusual ganglion communicating with hip joint resembling femoral hernia. Acta Chir Scand 152:705-706, 1986.