Postpartum avulsion of the terminal ileal wall in Crohn's disease

Michael J. Solomon*, Anand K. Deva, Susan J. M. Corcoran, Neil Gallagher

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A case of acute perforation of the terminal ileum induced by avulsion of the bowel wall in a segment of acutely inflamed Crohn's disease is presented. This case is unusual in that the avulsion developed after delivery following the rapid retraction of the uterus which had been compressing a small localized perforation and abscess. A review of the literature has failed to demonstrate a similar case report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-851
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Crohn's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Surgery


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