Uterine Gangrene and Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction in a Teenager Following Unsafe Abortion
Chukwuemeka Chijoke Nwangwu,
Department of Surgery, Collage of Medicine, Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu, Nigeria.
Unsafe abortion often leads to complications since it is carried out by untrained persons in an unsafe environment. The most common complications are anaemia, bowel injury, bladder injury, uterine perforation, and sepsis. Here, authors present a very unfortunate case of 18-year-old single nulliparous secondary school student who had self-induced abortion at 24 weeks gestational age with unusual complication of complete uterine gangrene and mechanical intestinal obstruction. Her recovery was prolonged but was managed successfully.