Delayed presentation of enterocutaneous fistula after tubal ligation: a case report

Sinduja Munnamgi, Sudhir Kumar Singh, Farhanul Huda, Arundev Ravikumar, Bhargav Gajula


A 50-year-old woman with a history of tubal ligation nine years earlier, presented with a complaint of discharge from the scar site. She was found to have an enterocutaneous fistula. The patient underwent an exploratory laparoscopy. The tract excised and primary repair of bowel done. A unique feature of the case is the formation of an enterocutaneous fistula after an extremely long latency due to gauze threads, which has not been previously reported in the literature.


Enterocutaneous fistula, Iatrogenic complication, Gynaecology, Ileum

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