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Spontaneous closure of enterovaginal fistula caused by a neglected foreign body.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8079616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The problem of a foreign body left in the operative field is rarely discussed in the medical literature despite the multiple complications it might cause. The purpose of this article is to report on a patient who developed an enterovaginal fistula secondary to a pack left in the pelvis to temponade post-hysterectomy bleeding. The fistula closed spontaneously after three months of expectant management. Expectant management of enterovaginal fistulae is feasible. Adequate reporting of the operative procedures performed and the use of tagged sponges is a must.
B R Haddad; I M Usta; A Khalil; I Mufarrij
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-03     Completed Date:  1994-10-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  598-600     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American University of Beirut-Medical Center, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Loss, Surgical / prevention & control
Cesarean Section
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Hemostasis, Surgical / adverse effects,  methods
Hysterectomy* / adverse effects
Iatrogenic Disease
Puerperal Disorders / etiology*
Tampons, Surgical / adverse effects*

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