Case Report: Intestinal Obstruction Secondary to an Intra-Abdominal Foreign Body

  • J Yorke
  • E Agbeko
  • G Amoah
  • FA Abantanga

Abstract

According to literature, the incidence of intestinal obstruction caused by internal abdominal hernia is very rare and has an occurrence rate of about 0.2-0.9%. Internal hernias are caused by defects that occur congenitally or as a result of surgery or trauma. It is still rarer for surgical instruments inadvertently left in the abdominal cavity after laparotomy to be the cause of internal herniation resulting in intestinal obstruction. A case of intestinal obstruction caused by an artery forceps left in the abdominal cavity after surgery is presented
Published
2014-03-14
Section
Articles

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