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2022 Feb 16

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd


[Iatrogenic cecal perforation two days after a caesarian section].


Schweitzer D, Musters A-C, Vijgen GHEJ
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2022 Feb 16; 166.
PMID: 35499680.


A 32-year-old healthy woman was seen two days after a complicated c-section with abdominal pain and vomiting. Inflammatory parameters were high and imaging showed a dilatated colon with intestinal pneumatosis. Surgical exploration showed an iatrogenic perforation of the coecum. Therefore, an ileocecal resection with primary anastomosis was performed. Full recovery occurred two weeks later.