Vaginal evisceration: A late complication of multiple vaginal prolapse operations

Chung, Eric (2008) Vaginal evisceration: A late complication of multiple vaginal prolapse operations. Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, 14 1: 63-64. doi:10.1097/SPV.0b013e318165dcdc


Author Chung, Eric
Title Vaginal evisceration: A late complication of multiple vaginal prolapse operations
Journal name Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1542-5983
1542-5991
Publication date 2008-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/SPV.0b013e318165dcdc
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 64
Total pages 2
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Spontaneous transvaginal small bowel evisceration is uncommon and is distressing to a patient. To date it has been reported in less than 100 cases worldwide. It often occurs in older women with previous vaginal surgery and is often associated with other perineal conditions. This case reports on an elder lady who presented to the emergency room with spontaneous atraumatic small bowel evisceration with a history of multiple transvaginal prolapse repairs. Initial management involved active resuscitation and protection of eviscerated bowel. A perineal/transvaginal repair should be attempted first and is usually successful. Formal repair is to be delayed and the type of operation advocated should be tailored to patient health status, psychosocial need, and potential complications.
Keyword Perineal mass
Transvaginal small bowel evisceration
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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