Burst Abdomen Complicated By Ileo-Ileal Intussusception In A
Abstract
Background:
Burst abdomen is a rare emergency with known attributable causal factors. However, Ileo-ileal intussusception complicating a burst abdomen following a myomectomy has never been reported in the world literature. This paper presents the case of a burst abdomen complicated by ileo-ileal intussusception in a post-myomectomy patient.

Case Report:
The case of a 32-year old Nigerian woman who had a conventional open myomectomy, developed a burst abdomen coexisting with intussusception is presented.

Results:
The patient did well after reduction, discharged from hospital after six days and followed-up for one year with no evidence of recurrence.

Conclusion:
Vigilance on the bowel while working in the pelvic region is recommended. Additionally, predisposing factors to burst abdomen should always be prevented particularly the surgeon’s factors...

http://ispub.com/IJEM/8/1/2987
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