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A case of protrusion of an intraperitoneal chemotherapy catheter through rectum
  1. Y. Bilsel,
  2. E. Balik,
  3. D. Bugra,
  4. S. Yamaner and
  5. A. Akyuz
  1. Department of General Surgery, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Dr Yilmaz Bilsel, Acibadem Caddesi, Bilsel Apt, No: 128/9 34178 Acibadem, Istanbul, Turkey. Email: tbilsel{at}


Bowel penetration of an intraperitoneal catheter occurred in a patient who had received a course of uncomplicated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for a persistent ovarian carcinoma. One month after the termination of chemotherapy, she presented with protrusion of a catheter through anus. At operation, the catheter was removed, the rectum was repaired primarily, and a cytoreductive surgery was performed.

  • bowel penetration
  • complications
  • intraperitoneal
  • chemotherapy

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