May 10, 2003

Vaginal evisceration long after vaginal hysterectomy

Obstetrics and Gynecology
B FeinerO Lavie

Abstract

Vaginal evisceration can take place many years after vaginal surgery. An 87-year-old woman presented with evisceration of small bowel through the vagina, 15 years after she underwent a vaginal hysterectomy. On physical examination, her vital signs were normal. Forty centimeters of small bowel was visible emerging from the vagina, appearing viable and nonedematous. Because of the high surgical risk, the bowel was replaced and the defect in the vaginal wall was repaired transvaginally. Vaginal evisceration can be treated by a transvaginal surgical approach. Factors such as the medical condition of the patient and the viability of the herniated viscus should dictate the optimal approach in each case.

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Vaginal Hysterectomy
Small Intestinal Wall Tissue
Thyroid Hormone Plasma Membrane Transport Defect
Vaginal Wall
Viscera
Vaginal Diseases
Rupture, Spontaneous
Entire Viscus
Intestinal Diseases
Intestines

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