Hypokalaemic nephropathy secondary to enterocutaneous fistula: a rare complication of abdominal hysterectomy - case report

  • Simeon A Adebisi
  • Kayode A Jimoh Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515 Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
  • Funsho S Yusuf
  • Jones O Taiwo
  • Abiodun P Aboyeji


A case of severe hypokalaemia due to enterocutaneous fistula as a post surgical complication of total abdominal hysterectomy is described. The severity of the hypokalaemia resulted in hypokalaemic nephropathy. The polyuria, nocturia and polydipsia were all reversed with appropriate fluid and potassium replacement after the closure of the fistula.

Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Vol. 22(2) 2005: 200-201

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