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A Rare Case of Unsafe Abortion in COVID Times

Sangeeta Pahwa, Sandeep Kaur

Keywords : Fetal head, Hysterectomy, Ileostomy, Unsafe abortion

Citation Information : Pahwa S, Kaur S. A Rare Case of Unsafe Abortion in COVID Times. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2021; 5 (2):99-101.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0126

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


A 29-year-old female, Para 3 Live2 with previous three cesarean sections presented in septic shock after undergoing unsafe abortion for intrauterine fetal demise at 5 months of amenorrhea by untrained person, diagnosed as intrauterine fetal demise at 5 months of amenorrhea. After the procedure, the patient underwent ultrasound which revealed fetal head in peritoneal cavity and perforation of the anterior uterine wall. On laparotomy, after retrieving the head from peritoneal cavity, perforation was found to be irreparable as well as the cecum, colon, and uterus were adherent. During hysterectomy, the cecum got perforated, cecal repair done followed by ileostomy. The patient was discharged in satisfactory condition.

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