Spontaneous scrotal faecal fistula in infant: A case report and literature review 303-306
Dr. Rajendra K Ghritlaharey, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Gandhi Medical College & Associated Kamla Nehru & Hamidia Hospitals Bhopal, M. P. 462 001 INDIA. E-mail - email@example.com
A one month old infant presented with an irreducible right inguino-scrotal swelling and faecal discharge from the scrotum for a week. Inguinal exploration revealed an incarcerated right inguinal hernia containing loop of small intestine, Meckel’s diverticulum and a perforation of the small intestine measuring 3 cm. Resection of part of ileum containing the diverticulum and perforation was done and end– to–end anastomosis was performed. Spontaneous intestinal - scrotal fistula from incarcerated inguinal hernia in neonates and infants is a rare occurrence and hitherto only seven such cases have been reported in the world literature.