Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
151 Doctors are Online

What is the prognosis post intestinal perforation and ileal perforation resection?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1986
Answered : 1623 Questions
Female 41 with history of Intestinal perforation 2014 and Ileal perforation – resection done 26 yrs back , hem peritoneum. kindly opine of future complications and prognosis . any sequel or future problems .
Tue, 29 May 2018 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please go through the detailed answer.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking at HealthcareMagic.

I carefully read your question and understand your concern and have gone through your reports.

Healing is a very complicated process and sometimes due to the difference in pressures or improper healing of the wound, there are chances of herniation of the organs of the abdomen.

The same thing is seen in latest USG of the patient. There is mild herniation of abdominal wall due to improper healing of wound post surgery.

Right now I don’t think that intervention is required or any surgical process is required to be done but ultrasound should be repeated every six months to see the progress of herniation.

If required a hernia repair surgery would be done on her.

Possible complication of a hernia-
Her hernia may grow and become painful however in some patients a part of intestine could become trapped in the abdominal wall causing strangulated hernia which may result in severe abdominal pain and urgent surgery has to be performed but chances are rare.

Prognosis or sequels depends on person to person. Sometimes it may progress to severe herniation in some patients it may remain mild.So no one can predict the prognosis however a USG should be done every 6 months.

In case you have any specific query please do ask in the follow-up.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor