Alexandria Journal of Medicine

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An unusual case of peritonitis following a caesarean delivery

Ahmed Gado, Hesham Badawi, Ahmed Karim


Postoperative fluid accumulation is a very rare complication of caesarean delivery. We present an unusual case of peritonitis of unknown origin following a caesarean delivery. Emergency surgery was performed. On exploration there was a large amount of clear fluid which was removed. No signs of iatrogenic injury or any abnormality was detected. Fluid cultures of fluid drained from the abdomen did not grow any organisms. The working diagnosis was reactive peritonitis. Post exploratory laparotomy sepsis developed which was managed conservatively. The patient was discharged after full recovery.

Keywords: Caesarean delivery, Complications, Peritonitis

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