Spontaneous Inguinal Faecal Fistula due to Incarcerated Richter’s Hernia-Managed Conservatively PD05-PD06
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 Richter’s 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 Richter’s 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.