Strangulated femoral hernia presenting as haematemesis

Rudra, T.; Haider, T.
May 1997
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;May1997, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p275
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents two case studies of two elderly women suffering with hematemesis. In the first case, the woman had reported blood vomiting. Radiographic examination of abdomen revealed distension of small bowel as a consequence of right femoral hernia (RFH). She was operated but failed to recover and died after 3 days. In the second case, the woman had experienced epigastric pain accompanied with hematemesis and melaena. She was detected with RFH, operated for it and successfully recovered.


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