Uterine Gangrene and Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction in a Teenager Following Unsafe AbortionCorrespondence Address :
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.
Gestational age, Hysterectomy, Hysterotomy
Anthony Jude Edeh, Chukwuemeka Chijoke Nwangwu, Willis Unebike Ene, Wilfred Okwudili Okenwa, Chinedu Chijioke Anekpo. UTERINE GANGRENE AND MECHANICAL INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION IN A TEENAGER FOLLOWING UNSAFE ABORTION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 June [cited: 2019 Jun 21 ]; 13:QD01-QD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 20, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Apr 20, 2019
Date of Acceptance: May 06, 2019
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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