Induced septic abortion following bamboo stick insertion: A case report
Bishnu Prasad Das, Karabi Barman
Incidence of various types of septic abortions are high specially in rural areas and in uneducated and lower socioeconomic class, contributing to high maternal mortality and morbidity in India. Unavailability of health care and sometimes its cost might prevent people from seeking help in such situation. A woman from the remote rural place from the district of Kamrup Rural, Assam presented to the hospital with pain abdomen and a tender swelling in left iliac region. History of induced abortion by a local dai by inserting a bamboo stick was given by the patient 2 weeks prior. Investigations revealed a lump. During laparotomy, a 12 cm long bamboo stick was found in the uterus, and it was removed successfully.