Transvaginal small bowel evisceration

  • Mohamed Aslam Noorbhai University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Thandinkosi E Madiba University of KwaZulu-Natal
Keywords: Transvaginal evisceration

Abstract

We report on the rare entity of transvaginal small bowel herniation following a transvaginal hysterectomy. The risk factors, presentation, initial management and various surgical approaches are discussed. It is a condition that requires prompt surgical intervention. This report serves to highlight awareness of the condition, and how knowledge of the various methods of addressing an ischaemic bowel and a ruptured vaginal vault can result in a favourable outcome.

Author Biographies

Mohamed Aslam Noorbhai, University of KwaZulu-Natal
MBBCh, FCS(SA)
Department of Surgery
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Thandinkosi E Madiba, University of KwaZulu-Natal
MBChB, MMed LLM PhD, FCS (SA), FASCRS
Department of Surgery
University Of KwaZulu-Natal
Published
2016-06-29
How to Cite
Noorbhai, M., & Madiba, T. (2016). Transvaginal small bowel evisceration. South African Journal of Surgery, 54(2), 51-52. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.co.za/index.php/sajs/article/view/1942
Section
Case Reports