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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 155-157

Intraperitoneal leech: A rare complication of leech bite


Department of Paediatric Surgery, Guwahati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam, India

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Manoj Saha
D-1, Asahdeep Tower, A. K. Azad Road, Rehabari, Guwahati, Assam - 781 008
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.86877

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An intraperitoneal leech, which entered through vagina and uterus in a 2-year-old girl is reported. The child presented with intraperitoneal hemorrhage and shock. A leech inside the peritoneal cavity has never been reported in the literature.






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