Small Bowel Prolapsed through Perforated Uterus following Illegal Induced Abortion
- *Corresponding Author:
- Francis Moïse Dossou
Clinique Universitaire de chirurgie viscérale
Centre National Hospitalier Universitaire
Hubert K. MAGA, Cotonou, Bénin
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 28, 2012; Accepted date: May 19, 2012; Published date: May 20, 2012
Citation: Dossou FM, Hounkpè PC, Tonato Bagnan JA, Dénakpo J, Sohou P (2012) Small Bowel Prolapsed through Perforated Uterus following Illegal Induced Abortion. Surgery Curr Res 2:118. doi:10.4172/2161-1076.1000118
Copyright: © 2012 Dossou FM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Two women were admitted to the emergency service with small bowel prolapsed through the vagina after a curettage for voluntary termination of pregnancy. After a short resuscitation, laparotomy was performed for ileal resection followed by ileo-ileal end to end anastomosis, extensive washing of the abdominal cavity, digital curettage of the uterine cavity, debridement and suturing of uterine perforation. This serious complication of induced abortion is a consequence of the persistence of illegal induced abortion in Sub Saharan Africa. Prevention of this situation could be best archived by better information on contraception, better health education programs and more generally by rising educational attainment of girls.