Abdominal tuberculosis can cause utero-cutaneous fistula following caesarean section

  • Laxmi RC Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
Keywords: Caesarean Section, Tuberculosis, Utero Cutaneous Fistula, Wound Infection


A 30-year-old lady was presented with complaints of intermittent pus like blood mixed discharge during her menstruation. This was located at the midline incision below the umbilicus, following a seven month caesarean section. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed uterocutaneous fistula. A uterocutaneous fistula is a rare complication following caesarean section. This was the first case of utero cutaneous fistula which was reported in our hospital. The following procedures were carried out; laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy with left salpingooophorectomy. The histopathology report showed tuberculosis. After nine months of treatment with anti-tubercular drugs the patient has recovered and has no complaints.

Author Biography

Laxmi RC, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Patan Hospital

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