'Burst vagina' bowel loop prolapse year after hysterectomy

Reddy, Prashanthi and Kushtagi, Pralhad (2018) 'Burst vagina' bowel loop prolapse year after hysterectomy. International Journal of Scientific Research, 7 (3). p. 25. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous evisceration through the vagina was first described in 1907 by McGregor. To date, only eighty five cases of transvaginal small bowel evisceration have been documented worldwide. CASE: A 61-year-old postmenopausal woman who was admitted to the emergency department with vaginal herniation of small bowel one year after Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy. After examination and evaluation planned for Laparotomy. Laparotomy was done. Retrieved the small bowel loops. Bowel loop was viable. The dehisced vaginal vault closed with polyglactin. Recto-vaginal space obliterated by interrupted sutures. Post operative period was uneventful. CONCLUSION: Vaginal evisceration after hysterectomy is rare, but can occur. Recognition and repair of enterocele at primary surgery and adequate postoperative rest is important. Emphasis that it is an emergency is crucial.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bowel loop prolapse; hysterectomy; laparoscopic
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 05:27
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 05:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152404

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