A Rare Complication of Abdominal Drain: Fallopian Tube Herniation Through the Drain Site

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Kaymak O.

GORM Gynecology Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine, vol.19, pp.47-48, 2013 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : GORM Gynecology Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-48


Prophylactic drainage of the peritoneal cavity after obstetrical and gynecological surgery is widely practiced. The idea of “when in doubt, drain” is accepted and applied clinically by many surgeons. However, surgically placed drains are not without risk. The present case describes herniation of fallopian tube during the removal of a surgical drain placed after a cesarean section.