Publications by authors named "Kouamé Innocent M Bra"

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[Fractures of the pelvis causing vaginal wound].

Pan Afr Med J 2021 21;38:70. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Service d´Orthopédie et de Traumatologie du CHU de Bouaké, Bouaké, Côte d´Ivoire.

Pelvic fractures occur most often in people experiencing a traumatic event. Although they are due to high-velocity injuries, these lesions are rarely associated with vaginal wounds, and data on patients' evolution are scarce. The purpose of our study was to describe anatomoclinic lesions, treatment and progression of these lesions. The study involved five female patients who had had vaginal wounds due to pelvic fracture over the past decade. The patients had a mean age of 23,6 years. Vaginal wounds were mainly due to road accidents. Two patients had linear wounds and three had lacerated wounds. Vaginal suture was performed in all patients. After a mean follow-up period of 2 years, patients' evolution was favorable with healing of vaginal wound and bone. Genital and obstetric functions were not compromised. Although vaginal wounds most often go unnoticed, they should be suspected in female patients with pelvic fracture.
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