Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Supplement 1, pp 57–58 | Cite as

Evisceration of Appendix through the Drain Site: A Rare Case Report

  • Praveen RavishankaranJr.Email author
  • A. Rajamani
Case Report


Placing a drain after surgery is a usual procedure in any emergency abdominal operation. The drain is removed as soon as its purpose of draining the intraabdominal collection in served. Evisceration of intraabdominal organs through the drain site is a rare occurance. This case report is about an 12 year old girl who was admitted with blunt trauma abdomen. After completion of emergency laparotomy a drain was placed in the right lower quadrant. When the drain was removed on the 6th post operative day, the appendix eviscerated out of the drain site. The wound was extended a little and an appendectomy was done. This case is presented for its rarity as only two similar instances have been reported in literature so far.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Coimbatore Medical Collage HospitalCoimbatoreIndia

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