A Rare Case of Mesenteric Trauma after a Clandestine Abortion in Morocco
Keywords:Mesenteric Trauma, clandestine abortion, surgical emergency
In Morocco abortion is illegal; this is why the termination of pregnancy is performed in unsafe conditions which may lead to uterine perforation, mesenteric trauma, uncontrolled hemorrhage and even death. The small bowel is the most commonly injured due to its pelvic location and mobility. We report a case of 28-year-old nulliparous married female who presented to the emergency department after a failed abortion procedure. We performed haemostatic suture of the uterine lesion then resection of the injured distal bowel, and then a stoma was confected. The patient was discharged after 2 weeks of hospitalisation .Three months later; the stoma reversal surgery was done without complication. This case underlines the need for a regulation of a safe abortion in the world.
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