Intraperitoneal leech: A rare complication of leech bite

J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2011 Oct;16(4):155-7. doi: 10.4103/0971-9261.86877.


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.

Keywords: Intraperitoneal leech; leech bite; vaginal leech bite.

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  • Case Reports