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Surgical management of post-traumatic transvaginal herniation of small intestine in a third-world country
  1. Young Kim,
  2. Mackenzie C Morris and
  3. Ryan E Earnest
  1. Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Young Kim,{at}


We present a case of a 26-year-old woman with a small bowel herniating from her vagina following traumatic injury from a road traffic accident. The patient was taken immediately to operating theatre for repair of her uterine defect and small bowel resection. The patient required eventual return to theatre for subtotal hysterectomy and recovered well after her surgeries. She was discharged home without any further complications and in good condition.

  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • abortion

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  • Contributors YK, MCM and REE made substantial contributions to conception and design of the article, initial drafting and critical revisions. All authors approve of the final version and agree to be accountable for the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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