Case Report

Herniated gravid uterus through an infra-umbilical laparotomy scar: a case report

Authors: Ahmed M. Abbas (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt) , Armia Michael (Faculty of Medicine; Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt)

  • Herniated gravid uterus through an infra-umbilical laparotomy scar: a case report

    Case Report

    Herniated gravid uterus through an infra-umbilical laparotomy scar: a case report

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Abstract

Herniation of a gravid uterus through the abdominal wall is a rare and potentially serious condition due to its antecedent complications. Management is determined by gestational age. Simultaneous hernioplasty with cesarean section is considered safe. Clinical awareness of this complication will prevent delay in its diagnosis and treatment. Delay in recognition of this condition can lead to incarceration and subsequent strangulation of the gravid uterus. Strangulation at or near term appears to be a genuine indication for early hospitalization and elective cesarean section, possibly combined with hernia repair. Here we report the case of a middle aged woman who presented with abdominal pain at 28 weeks of gestation with an unusual bulge of her abdomen. The lower abdominal bulge turned out to be her gravid uterus herniated through the anterior abdominal wall. Cesarean delivery with herniorrhaphy was done for the large abdominal defect.

Keywords: Gravid uterus, hernia, laparotomy, incisional hernia, cesarean section

How to Cite:

Abbas, A. M. & Michael, A., (2017) “Herniated gravid uterus through an infra-umbilical laparotomy scar: a case report”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 7(2), 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1347

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Published on
01 Jul 2017
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