Vaginal evisceration 4.5 months after total abdominal hysterectomy

Uri Erlik, Ishai Levin, Joseph B. Lessing, Amiram Avni, Benny Almog

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a small-bowel vaginal evisceration occurring 4.5 months following total abdominal hysterectomy. We also report current opinion and treatment of this possibly under-reported complication. Vaginal evisceration is an important and underestimated complication of hysterectomy. A recent retrospective study showed an incidence of 0.28% in women following hysterectomy. In this paper, we describe a 66-year-old woman who presented to our emergency department with a small-bowel vaginal evisceration 4.5 months after she had undergone a total abdominal hysterectomy. We also present an updated review of current thinking on vaginal evisceration and propose risk factors and methods of treatment for this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2008

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