Surgery Today

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 846–848

Prolapse of the small intestine through a ruptured vagina caused during sexual intercourse: Report of a case

Authors

  • Hironobu Kimura
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Kiichi Maeda
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Kohji Konishi
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Atsushi Tsuneda
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Kenichi Tazawa
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Mitsuharu Earashi
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Tetsuya Inoue
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Kazuhisa Yabushita
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Yoshitaka Kuroda
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
  • Masahiko Tsuji
    • Department of SurgeryToyama Prefectural Central Hospital
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF00311653

Cite this article as:
Kimura, H., Maeda, K., Konishi, K. et al. Surg Today (1996) 26: 846. doi:10.1007/BF00311653

Abstract

We report herein the rare case of a 56-year-old woman who suffered vaginal rupture into the peritoneal cavity during sexual intercourse, through which the small intestine prolapsed out from the vaginal opening. The patient had undergone abdominal hysterectomy 4 years earlier. An emergency laparotomy was performed which revealed rupture in the posterior fornix of the vagina and peritonium through which prolapse of the small intestine had occurred. The prolapsed intestine was pulled back into the pelvic cavity, and the vagina and peritonium were repaired. Macroscopically, the operative findings revealed no inflammatory changes or evidence of malignancy in the abdominal cavity. Thus, although rare, a ruptured vagina caused by sexual intercourse should also be considered in the field of surgery, even when a middle-aged woman presents with acute abdominal symptoms without a history of any other traumatic episode.

Key Words

normal coitusperitoneal ruptureprolapsed intestine

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© Springer-Verlag 1996