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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 932525, 3 pages
Case Report

A 26-Year-Old Retained Demised Abdominal Pregnancy Presenting with Umbilical Fistula

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Usmanu Dan-Fodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), PMB 2370, Sokoto, Nigeria
2Department of Surgery, Usmanu Dan-Fodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, Nigeria

Received 29 November 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 3 February 2014

Academic Editors: M. K. Hoffman and A. Ohkuchi

Copyright © 2014 Nnadi Daniel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This is a report on a 72-year-old postmenopausal woman who presented with passage of fetal bones through an umbilical fistula. She was diagnosed as a case of demised abdominal pregnancy, which had been retained for 26 years. She subsequently had exploratory laparotomy, evacuation of the abdominal pregnancy, hysterectomy, and bowel resection. The patient’s condition remained unstable throughout the postoperative period and she died from septicemia on the eleventh day.