Post abortal broad ligament abscess: report of a case

  • MA Abdul Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
  • N Ameh Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
  • AU Bako Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Keywords: Illegal abortion, Broad ligament, abscess, diagnosis

Abstract

A case of postabortal Broad ligament abscess following an illegal induced abortion is presented. The diagnosis was made intraoperatively and the abscess drained at laparotomy. The difficulty in preoperative diagnosis of broad ligament abscess and problems of unsafe abortions in developing economies are highlighted. Preventive measures against morbidities/mortalities from unsafe abortions are suggested.

Key Words: Illegal abortion, Broad ligament, abscess, diagnosis

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research Vol.5(1&2) 2003: 171-173

Author Biography

MA Abdul, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Reprint requests to: Dr. M. A. Abdul, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, Nigeria
Published
2004-06-04
Section
Articles

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