Giant Unilocular Intra-Abdominal Abscess after Caesarean Section Mimicking Intestinal Obstruction

  • AY Abdulkadir
  • MA Ijaiya
  • OAM Adesiyun
  • TA Aiyedun
Keywords: Caesarean Section, Abscess, Intestinal Obstruction, Laparotomy, Ultrasound


Intra abdominal abscess (IAA) following Caesarean section (CS) is rarely unilocular. A giant one 1+ 0 diagnosed 5weeks after CS in a 30-year-old woman, para is presented. The clinical presentation mimicked intestinal obstruction. This presentation emphasized the relevance of plain radiograph and ultrasound in the management of IAA, and discussed the unfavourable
outcome of open laparotomy drainage in the patient. We warn that a healthy postoperative period does not exclude the possibility of a developing intra-abdominal abscess and concluded base on the catastrophic outcome of open laparotomy drainage in this case, that percutaneous drainage may be safer and should be the initial option to in giant IAA.

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