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Enterocutaneous fistula caused by Richter’s femoral hernia in the elderly
  1. Liang Cheng1,
  2. Zehui Wu2,3,
  3. Gang Liu3,
  4. Fengping Wang4
  1. 1Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China
  3. 3Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China
  4. 4Center of Hemodialysis, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fengping Wang, Center of Hemodialysis, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College, Wuhu 241001, China; 1736882213{at}qq.com

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An 80-year-old woman presented to ER with a chief complaint of faecal discharge from the left groin area for 2 days. Three weeks ago, she noticed an approximately 1 cm×1 cm lump in the left inguinal region. At first, the lump was soft and painless. About 2 weeks ago, the lump became larger, harder and felt a little painful. Gradually, the lump began to swell and the surrounding skin area turned red and warm. She was diagnosed with inguinal lymphadenitis by a local primary health worker and prescribed oral antibiotics. On the 20th day, the swelling ruptured and discharged faecal matter mixed with pus. Throughout the …

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  • LC and ZW are joint first authors.

  • LC and ZW contributed equally.

  • Contributors LC and ZW drafted the manuscript. LC and GL were in charge of the patient and collected the data. ZW did the follow-up of the patient. FW critically revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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