n South African Journal of Surgery - Transvaginal small bowel evisceration : case report

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



We report on the rare entity of transvaginal small bowel herniation following a transvaginal hysterectomy. The risk factors, presentation, initial management and various surgical approaches are discussed. It is a condition that requires prompt surgical intervention. This report serves to highlight awareness of the condition, and how knowledge of the various methods of addressing an ischaemic bowel and a ruptured vaginal vault can result in a favourable outcome.

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