Salpingocutaneous fistula in an adolescent resulting from septic induced abortion. A case report

  • NJA Obiechina
  • CO Ezeama
  • JO Ugboaja
Keywords: Fistula, adolescent, unsafe abortion, abscess


Unwanted pregnancy and the attendant unsafe abortion is a major health challenge for the adolescent because of the various reproductive and social consequences. A case of an unmarried 15year old secondary school student who developed pelvic abscess with salpingo cutaneous fistula from septic induced abortion is presented. She had exploratory laparotomy, Adhesiolysis, abscess drainage, right salpingo-oophorectomy and excision of the fistulous tract. The issue of unsafe abortion within the context of the unmet sexual and reproductive needs of the adolescent is discussed.

Keywords: Fistula, adolescent, unsafe abortion, abscess

Tropical Journal of Medical Research Vol. 12 (1) 2008: pp. 50-52

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