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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 3, April 2014 pp 499-501

Case Report

Perforated Peptic Ulcer Mimicking Strangulated Femoral Hernia – a Rare Presentation


B. Easwaran1, N. Sivaprahasam2, G. P. Sekar3, B. Selvaraj4, K. Senthilkumaran5

{1Professor and HOD, 2Professor, 3,4Associate Professor, 5Assistant Professor}

Department of General Surgery, Sri Venkateshwara, Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Puducherry 605102, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Peptic ulcer perforation presents no difficulty in diagnosis when large quantity of gastric content floods the peritoneal cavity. Presentation is atypical and diagnosis is difficult when the stomach is either atypical in location or when the leaking gastric content becomes localized in specific areas. Here we present a case of perforated peptic ulcer, presenting as strangulated femoral hernia, because of sequestration of gastric contents in an empty femoral hernia sac.