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Evisceration of the small intestine through the vagina as a rare complication after laparoscopic pectopexy

Paulina Szymczak1, Dariusz G. Wydra1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2021.0163
Pubmed: 34541655


  1. Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Endocrinology Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, Poland

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apical defect; pectopexy; pelvic organ prolapse; vaginal evisceration

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Evisceration of the small intestine through the vagina as a rare complication after laparoscopic pectopexy


Ginekologia Polska


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apical defect
pelvic organ prolapse
vaginal evisceration


Paulina Szymczak
Dariusz G. Wydra

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