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Volume 24

April - June 2008 (Part-I)

Number  2


 

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Iatrogenic injury to the internal iliac vein:
A life threatening complication of
internal iliac artery ligation

Okonkwo CA1, Ande ABA2, Ovbagbedia O3, Anyanhun G4

ABSTRACT

Bilateral internal iliac artery ligation is an invaluable tool in the management of obstetric haemorrhage. However complications could occur and if not properly managed it could result in morbidity or even mortality. We report a case of iatrogenic injury to the left internal iliac vein during internal iliac artery ligation for severe post partum haemorrhage following Abruptio Placentae, which was successfully managed and the patient did well post operatively.

KEY WORDS: Post partum haemorrhage, Internal iliac artery ligation, Internal iliac vein injury.

Pak J Med Sci    April - June 2008 (Part-I)    Vol. 24 No. 2    325-327


1. Dr. Okonkwo CA, FMCOG, FICS
2. Dr. Ande ABA, FWACS, FICS
3. Dr. Ovbagbedia O, FWACS
1-3: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
4. Dr. Anyanhun G, FMCS
Department of Surgery,
Cardiothoracic Unit,
1-4: University of Benin Teaching Hospital,
Benin-city Nigeria.

Correspondence

Dr. Okonkwo CA,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
University of Benin Teaching Hospital,
Benin-City, Nigeria.
E-Mail: drcaokonkwo@yahoo.com

* Received for Publication: February 12, 2008
* Revision Received: March 11, 2008
* Revision Accepted: March 13, 2008



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