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Here we report two cases. One was associated with subumbilical hernia
operation, and the other followed appendectomy. In all probability, the
complication was due to nosocomial infection in this developing
community. This is of forensic importance.
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This study received no specific financial support.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
TN operated on Case 1; JO on Case 2; WO wrote up both.