Extensive small bowel gangrene at mid-term pregnancy with fruitful outcome

Abdulhadi M. Elbashir, Saeed A. Alsareii, Sana B. Mustafa


Intestinal obstruction during pregnancy is very rare. The mechanical intestinal obstruction was mostly due to adhesion from previous surgery.  Pregnancy may mask the symptoms of intestinal obstruction, and virgin abdomen adds to the ambiguity of the diagnosis. The mortality and morbidity increased for the mother and the fetus in the presence of bowel gangrene. We present a case of intestinal obstruction at mid-term pregnancy with extensive small bowel gangrene which necessitates right hemicolectomy and ends with a good outcome for the mother and fetus.


Extensive bowel gangrene, Mid-term pregnancy, Normal delivery

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