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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157-158

Rubber catheter eroding into the pelvic bone: An unusual complication of unsafe abortion

Department of General Surgery, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Renji Mathew
Department of Surgery, CMC, Ludhiana - 141 008, Punjab, India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_75_16

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A majority of unsafe abortions are performed by untrained quacks leading to multiple complications which contribute to significant maternal morbidity and mortality. We report an unusual and late complication of unsafe abortion, where a red rubber tube which was believed to be left in the patient's body during an abortion conducted at home about 1 year ago, later got extruded out of the patient's body, through abdomen and eroding the pelvic bone, but fortunately causing no damage to any abdominal organs.

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