Suprapubic Fecal Fistula Due To Richter's Inguinal Hernia: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Document Type: Case Report(s)

Authors

1 Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

2 Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract

We encountered a 55-year-old man, who presented with an orifice in the suprapubic region, through which fecal material was discharged. On physical examination, the patient was unstable. After resuscitation, thorough evaluation, and laboratory and imaging investigations, he underwent an exploratory laparotomy. The ileum was entrapped at the deep inguinal ring, and there was some pus in the pelvic cavity. The purulent material was cleaned, and anastomosis was done after the resection of the defective ileal segment. In view of the rarity of this presentation and the paucity of published articles, this case is reported here.