Post-Myomectomy Intussusception: Report of Two Cases

  • II Okafor
  • SN Obi
  • EO Ugwu
  • CO Amu
  • JA Ede
  • UC Dilibe

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Post-myomectomy intussusception is a very rare cause of post-operative intestinal obstruction in adult surgical practice. Preoperative diagnosis is usually missed or delayed because the symptoms are usually subacute and nonspecific.
METHOD: The case notes of the patients were retrieved and relevant data extracted and summarized. An extensive literature search was done and results reviewed and compared with the present case.
RESULTS: The two patients reported developed features of post operative intestinal obstructions which were thought to be due to adhesive bands and initial conservative managements instituted. Exploratory laparotomies later revealed ileo-ileal and jejuno-ileal intussusceptions which were reduced without resection with good outcome.
CONCLUSION: Intussusception is a rare but serious complication of myomectomy. High index of suspicion with prompt intervention and early team management optimize outcomes.

KEY WORDS: Intussusception, Myomectomy, Postoperative intestinal obstruction

Published
2013-03-20
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2667-0526
print ISSN: 1115-2613