Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1855--1858

Mechanic ileus due to retroperitoneal migration of total hip prosthesis; A case report


SF Ocak Karatas1, M Beyhan2, MI Yildiz3, E Gokce2 
1 Department of Radiology, Tokat State Hospital, Tokat, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey
3 Department of General Surgery, Tokat State Hospital, Tokat, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S F Ocak Karatas
Department of Radiology, Tokat State Hospital, Tokat
Turkey

Intrapelvic migration of total hip prosthesis is a rare but severe complication of total hip arthroplasty that can cause severe outcomes for elderly patients. A 78-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital with the complaint of no gas-stool excretion for 3-4 days, abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting, and a preliminary diagnosis of ileus. Computed tomography showed the migration of the left total hip prosthesis to the pelvis, causing a hematoma around the prosthesis and mechanical ileus due to the compression of the hematoma. To our knowledge, this case report is the only reported mechanic ileus due to migration of total hip prosthesis. Although postop paralytic ileus is one of the complications of total hip arthroplasty, mechanical ileus has not been described before. This case report shows that mechanical ileus might be an unreported complication of total hip arthroplasty. It should be kept in mind that mechanical ileus complications may also occur after hip arthroplasty.


How to cite this article:
Ocak Karatas S F, Beyhan M, Yildiz M I, Gokce E. Mechanic ileus due to retroperitoneal migration of total hip prosthesis; A case report.Niger J Clin Pract 2021;24:1855-1858


How to cite this URL:
Ocak Karatas S F, Beyhan M, Yildiz M I, Gokce E. Mechanic ileus due to retroperitoneal migration of total hip prosthesis; A case report. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 20 ];24:1855-1858
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