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J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2011 Feb;37(2):160-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2010.01331.x. Epub 2011 Jan 5.

Idiopathic ileoileal invagination two days after cesarean section.

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  • 1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey. mugeharma@superonline.com

Abstract

Postoperative enteroenteric invagination is rare. The only previously reported case post-cesarean was secondary to colonic adenocarcinoma. A 27-year-old woman with preeclampsia delivered a baby by cesarean section. On the second postoperative day, she had abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and distention. An abdominal x-ray showed air-fluid levels, while free fluid (ascites) was detected by ultrasonography. A computed tomography scan did not show the typical invagination picture. Her condition did not improve after 72 h of conservative treatment, and diagnostic laparotomy was performed. A 10 × 3-cm ileoileal invagination 80 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve was found and manually reduced. The patient was discharged on the fifth postoperative day, and her six-month follow-up was normal.

© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2011 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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