femoral hernia


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Related to femoral hernia: inguinal hernia, femoral canal

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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Sepsis, malnutrition, and fluid electrolyte imbalance are the most important determinants of mortality in patients who develop enterocutaneous fistula along with incarcerated femoral hernia (5-7).
The combination of a localized hernia sac with femoral vein compression is a useful distinguishing feature of femoral hernias compared to inguinal hernias.
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).
There are five main types of external intestinal hernia: an inguinal hernia in the groin, a femoral hernia at the top of the thigh, an epigastric hernia between the upper abdominal muscles, an umbilical hernia which forms at the navel and an incisional hernia that forms where the abdominal wall has been cut during surgery.
Princess Kikuko, the 89-year-old aunt of Emperor Akihito, was released from a Tokyo hospital Wednesday morning after femoral hernia surgery, the Imperial Household Agency said.
Sore and tired after her operation on a femoral hernia, Lorraine was glad it was all over.
A femoral hernia occurs in a similar but slightly lower position than an inguinal hernia.
The relatively rare femoral hernia can produce these symptoms.
5 Varicose veins 5 Endocrine 1 Thyroidectomy 82 Amputations 5 BKA and AKA 64 Stomach and duodenum 2 Perforated peptic ulcer 29 Rectum and anus 4 Major procedures 14 Integumentary system 14 Major debridements of 23 wounds, sloughectomy or secondary suture Burns 2 Minor/moderate burns 52 Intensive care 9 Trauma resuscitation 33 Lymphoreticular system 2 Lymph node biopsy 68 Urogenital and renal 3 Circumcision 53 Paediatric 2 Inguinal and femoral hernia 28 Cardiothoracic 1.
Several methods of femoral hernia repair (1-5) have been described.