Spontaneous transvaginal sigmoid colon evisceration and sepsis from complete procidentia

Alexandra M. Schefter, John Fischer, Britt K. Erickson

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Background Transvaginal bowel evisceration is an exceptionally rare event. Most reported cases are of small bowel evisceration in postmenopausal women who have undergone hysterectomy. Case Here, we report an isolated case of complete procidentia and spontaneous sigmoid colon evisceration leading to sepsis in an 89-year-old woman with no surgical history. Conclusions We highlight the risk factors, clinical presentation, and treatment options for this unique multidisciplinary emergency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e42-e45
JournalFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018



  • complete procidentia
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • urogynecologic surgery

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