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Shafi Sheikh Muzamil - - 2009
The coexistence of intrauterine and extrauterine pregnancy, the heterotopic pregnancy, is a rare obstetric phenomenon. The preoperative diagnosis of this condition is very difficult; leading to a higher maternal morbidity and fetal loss. We experienced a case of intrauterine pregnancy and ruptured abdominal pregnancy implanted on the illeocaecal region in ...
Rosenfeld Hadas - - 2009
Portal hypertension (PHT) often leads to collateralization of blood flow through variceal vessels that shunt blood from the portal to the systemic circulation. Life-threatening bleeding from esophageal and ectopic varices often complicates severe PHT. Increase in PHT occurs during the last stages of the second trimester of pregnancy and is ...
Bae Sung-Uk - - 2009
The case of an early retroperitoneal abdominal pregnancy implanted on inferior vena cava successfully resected through laparoscopic surgery is reported here. A 28-year-old woman presented with vaginal spotting and amenorrhrea for 7(+5) weeks. Although a diagnosis of right cornual ectopic pregnancy by transvaginal ultrasound was made and a laparoscopic wedge ...
Mathai Alka Mary - - 2009
Body stalk anomaly (BSA) is a sporadic polymalformative syndrome incompatible with extrauterine life. In utero detection of BSA by two-dimensional and three-dimensional ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging has been well documented. We herein describe a case of body stalk anomaly diagnosed at autopsy. The fetus had a large anterior midline ...
Sudour H?l?ne - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate fertility after abdominal and/or pelvic irradiation in long-term female survivors. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Puberty and pregnancy outcome were analyzed in female survivors of childhood cancer (aged <18 years) treated with abdominal and/or pelvic radiotherapy (RT) at one of two French centers (Nancy and Lyon) between 1975 and ...
Carter James F - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of traditional abdominal cerclage (AC) with laparoscopic cerclage (LC). STUDY DESIGN: Eligible women had at least 1 second trimester pregnancy loss due to cervical insufficiency, and had undergone at least 1 failed transvaginal cerclage. A prospective cohort of patients ...
Zhang Yan - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical presentation and treatment of spontaneous rupture of uterine surface veins during late pregnancy after in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Medical Unit of Third Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, China. PATIENT(S): A total of 573 pregnancies resulting from IVF in our hospital were ...
Patrelli Tito Silvio - - 2009
Rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) during pregnancy is a rare and severe condition. A 35-year-old woman at 34 weeks' gestation came to our observation for acute abdominal pain. After being diagnosed with intra-pancreatic SAA rupture, she was delivered of a live fetus by cesarean section. This is a ...
Byers B D - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Fetal intra-abdominal umbilical vein (FIUV) varix is a focal dilatation of the intra-abdominal portion of the umbilical vein, which has been reported to be associated with intrauterine death and other anomalies. Our aim was to examine our experience with this diagnosis at a single tertiary-care center and to correlate ...
Peixoto-Filho Fernando Maia - - 2009
We report the prenatal diagnosis of 2 cases of Pentalogy of Cantrell in the first trimester. In case 1, sonographic evaluation revealed ectopia cordis, omphalocele, and cystic hygroma at 10 weeks' gestation. In case 2, sonographic assessment during the first trimester detected ectopia cordis and omphalocele at 11 weeks' gestation. ...
Sung Joyce F - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Stercoral perforation of the colon is a rarely reported disease with high mortality rate. Our literature review identified one prior case reported during pregnancy, with mortality in both mother and infant. CASE: A nulliparous female presented at 36 weeks of gestation with fever, tachycardia, and severe abdominal pain. She ...
Prefumo Federico - - 2009
We report a case of adnexal torsion in a singleton pregnancy at 27 weeks of gestation. Adnexal torsion during pregnancy is a rare condition, and it is quite exceptional during the third trimester. The symptoms are non-specific and can be confused with other acute abdominal disorders. In our case, ultrasound ...
Amritha Bhandary - - 2009
Abdominal pregnancy is a rare event, but one that represents a grave risk to the health of the pregnant woman. An abdominal pregnancy is defined as an ectopic pregnancy that implants in the peritoneal cavity. Early abdominal pregnancy is self-limited by hemorrhage from trophoblastic invasion with complete abortion of the ...
Thomakos N - - 2009
PURPOSE: Rupture of the unscarred grand uterus is a rare obstetric event associated with major perinatal mortality and a high incidence of maternal mortality and morbidity, particularly peripartum hysterectomy. METHODS & RESULTS: We present the case of a primigravida woman who was admitted at 38 weeks of gestation complaining of ...
Kolusari Ali - - 2009
Intestinal obstruction due to sigmoid volvulus during pregnancy is rare. The presenting signs/symptoms seen in these patients are the same as with non-pregnant patients. Fetal and maternal mortality rates are higher during pregnancy due to delays in diagnosis. We aimed to present four patients diagnosed with sigmoid volvulus during pregnancy ...
Dassah Edward Tieru - - 2009
Abdominal pregnancy remains a diagnostic challenge despite the remarkable improvements and widespread availability of antenatal ultrasound. A case of advanced twin abdominal pregnancy that was diagnosed after failed induction of labor is presented highlighting the diagnostic and hemostatic challenges encountered. The role and limitations of antenatal ultrasound as well as ...
Gupta Pratiksha - - 2009
Abdominal pregnancy is extremely rare and has historically been defined as an implantation in the peritoneal cavity, exclusive of tubal, ovarian or intraligamentary pregnancy. Three cases are reported. All came from a lower middle-income group and all of them were subjected to surgery. The first patient was a 30-year-old woman, ...
Bertrand Geneviève - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy is a rare condition that is potentially life-threatening for the mother. CASE: A 29-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain at 17 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound scan demonstrated an active abdominal pregnancy. MRI was used for placental localization. After discussion with the woman, it was decided to ...
Cremers Cor W R J - - 2009
HYPOTHESIS: The floating mass transducer (FMT) of the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) can be interposed in the middle ear in case of an absent incus. BACKGROUND: The VSB is a middle ear implant in which the FMT is attached to the long process of the incus to directly drive the ossicular ...
Kharabian Shahrzad S Biomedical Signal and Image Processing Laboratory (BiSIPL), School of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, - - 2009
Abdominal recordings of fetal ECG (fECG) have lower signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) as compared with invasive procedures. In this paper we have combined two previously proposed methods, one for extracting fECG, called piCA and the other, a transformation based on Hilbert transform to enhance the R-peaks. The combination of these methods ...
Ikuta Shin-ichi - - 2008
Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) of the pancreas occur mostly in females and are potentially sex hormone-sensitive. However, a MCN occurring during pregnancy is quite rare. A 30-year-old woman in the tenth week of pregnancy was referred to us because of a rapid increase in left hypochondrial distending pain. On ultrasound, ...
Swanson Amy - - 2008
Primary iliacus-psoas muscle abscess formation is very uncommon during pregnancy. We present a case of a primary iliacus-psoas muscle abscess in pregnancy causing back pain with delayed diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the clinical presentation of iliacus-psoas muscle abscess helps with considering it in the differential diagnosis of back pain during ...
Dassah E T - - 2008
Heterotopic pregnancy is a potentially fatal condition that rarely occurs in natural conception cycles. We report two cases diagnosed within one month in a 20 year old gravida 3, para 0+2 without any known risk factor and a 38 year old gravida 12, para 6+5 with risk factors. The ectopic ...
Jedrzejczak A - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Real time ultrasound (RTUS) is an emerging imaging modality in physiotherapy. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it is being used as an assessment and biofeedback tool for various deep core stabilizing muscles. However, how and why physiotherapists use RTUS in the clinical setting has not yet been reported. ...
Isah A Y - - 2008
This is a case report of an abdominal pregnancy that was carried to term with live fetus. Illiteracy, poverty and lack of antenatal care had resulted in her late presentation. Bleeding per vagina, persistence abdominal pain, weight loss and pallor were the main clinical features. She had laparotomy and delivery ...
Graupe D - - 2008
The objective is to extract automatically a beat-to-beat fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) from a maternal electrocardiogram (mECG) using surface electrodes placed on the maternal abdomen and to derive fetal PR, QT, QTc, and QS durations to allow early diagnosis and monitoring treatment of certain fetal cardiac disorders. mECG and abdominal noise ...
To William W K - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether back pain symptoms in pregnancy are associated with bone mineral density (BMD) changes as measured by quantitative ultrasound at the os calcis. METHODS: Consecutive patients were recruited from a general obstetric clinic over 1 year. Quantitative ultrasonographic measurements of BMD were performed at the os calcis ...
Ting Joseph Yuk Sang - - 2008
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a frequent presentation to the ED, which usually resolves with fluid rehydration and antiemetics. Early incarcerated maternal diaphragmatic hernia might be misdiagnosed as relatively benign hyperemesis gravidarum in the first two trimesters of pregnancy. Diagnosis is missed because of non-specific presentation with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. ...
Naliboff Bruce D BD Center for Neurobiology of Stress, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA. - - 2008
Visceral hypersensitivity and symptom severity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are both exacerbated by stress. The eye-blink startle response represents a noninvasive measure of central defensive responding. Evidence for central hyperexcitability was studied in IBS patients by examining potentiation of the startle reflex to a nociceptive threat. Acoustic startle responses ...
Hong Jin Hwa - - 2008
Abdominal pregnancy is a rare and serious type of extrauterine pregnancy that is estimated to be approximately 1% to 4% of all ectopic pregnancies with omental pregnancy is the least common. An incidental case of a primary omental pregnancy was treated by laparoscopic partial omentectomy. The aim of this presentation ...
Lammer Edward J - - 2008
Gastroschisis is a severe major malformation in which an infant is delivered with a portion of intestines and possible other abdominal organs extruding through a defect in the abdominal wall, usually to the right of the umbilical cord. Etiologies of gastroschisis are largely unknown, and even its pathogenesis is poorly ...
Devlieger R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the levels of insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) in cervicovaginal secretions before and after midtrimester amniocentesis and relate to clinical outcome. METHODS: 100 consecutive amniocentesis procedures were studied. We measured the IGFBP-1 concentration by radioimmunoassay in a cervicovaginal specimen before and after mid-trimester amniocentesis. The post-amniocentesis occurrence ...
Vo Thi M - - 2008
Sigmoid volvulus in pregnancy is a rare complication. The combination of sigmoid volvulus and sigmoid herniation through a broad ligament together with placental abruption in pregnancy is a most unusual obstetrical emergency. We report the case of a previously well 32-year-old Mexican woman who was transferred to our institution at ...
Suleyman Turedi - - 2008
Ovari an vein thrombosis (OVT) is an uncommon, life-threatening complication of pregnancy. OVT clinical presentation is similar to that of acute appendicitis, and the latter is therefore the suspected diagnosis in most cases. We describe a case of a 36-year-old woman experiencing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism during the ...
Santo Susana - - 2008
Abdominal lymphangioma is a rare tumor of the lymphatic vessels. A case of an abdominal cystic lymphangioma identified at 22 weeks of gestation is reported. Ultrasonographic monitoring showed a progressive increase of mass size during the gestation. Pregnancy was terminated at 38 weeks and the newborn was submitted to a ...
Oki Toshimichi - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy with massive bleeding is life-threatening. Thus, multimodal treatment approaches are necessary. CASE: A 36-year-old woman with abdominal pregnancy at 14 weeks of gestation presented with abdominal pain due to intraabdominal bleeding. Laparotomy demonstrated massive bleeding from the placenta implanted in the right lower quadrant involving the posterior ...
Wu Wen Hua - - 2008
Walking is impaired in Pregnancy-related Pelvic girdle Pain (PPP). Walking velocity is reduced, and in postpartum PPP relative phase between horizontal pelvis and thorax rotations was found to be lower at higher velocities, and rotational amplitudes tended to be larger. While attempting to confirm these findings for PPP during pregnancy, ...
Ofluoglu Onder - - 2008
Osteoporosis associated with pregnancy and lactation is a rare condition. The prevalence, etiology and its pathogenesis is unknown. It causes one or more vertebral fractures with severe, prolonged back pain and height loss in affected women. Majority of the cases are seen in the third trimester or just after delivery ...
Ingle Taylor M TM Molecular Biosciences, Arkansas State University, PO Box 599, Jonesboro, AR 72467, - - 2008
When incubated with nanomolar concentrations of fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals in moderately hard water the fluorescence of living Ceriodaphnia dubia increased. Average pixel intensity of exposed animals was greater than that of unexposed animals and increased in a dose and exposure time-dependent-manner. Internal structures were clearly visible in exposed and unexposed ...
IJpma F F A - - 2009
Round ligament varicosities during pregnancy have not been reported extensively. The swelling mimics an inguinal hernia and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a groin swelling during pregnancy. We report a case of a pregnant woman with bilateral round ligament varicosities. At 22 weeks of pregnancy she was ...
Lee D G - - 2008
Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PRPGP) has a prevalence of approximately 45% during pregnancy and 20-25% in the early postpartum period. Most women become pain free in the first 12 weeks after delivery, however, 5-7% do not. In a large postpartum study of prevalence for urinary incontinence (UI) [Wilson, P.D., Herbison, ...
Caserta Luigi - - 2008
Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the most common severe congenital abnormality in the newborn and the cause of over half the deaths from congenital anomalies in childhood. Prenatal diagnosis, possible as early as 15 weeks of gestation, allows physicians and families the greatest number of therapeutic options, and can improve ...
Abdul M A - - 2008
Broad ligament pregnancy is a rare event and diagnosis is often late in our setting. Two multiparous women in early thirties presented for routine antenatal care. Routine ultrasonography revealed midtrimester abdominal pregnancies. Broad ligament pregnancy was diagnosed in both cases at laparotomy and both had excision of pregnancy and salpingo-ophorectomy ...
Adesiyun Adebiyi Gbadebo - - 2009
Abdominal pregnancy is an uncommon but life-threatening form of ectopic pregnancy. It is associated with high maternal/fetal morbidity and mortality. We present a rare case of term abdominal pregnancy resulting from anterior uterine wall dehiscence, in a 36-year-old woman with three previous caesarean sections. The diagnosis was made at laparotomy ...
Quiroz Lieschen H - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare anatomic outcomes and graft-related complications (GRCs) for abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC) with Pelvicol (CR BARD, Murray Hill, NJ), autologous fascia, and synthetic grafts. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study of ASC from 2001-2005. We reviewed anatomic outcomes and GRCs. Apical ...
Mirza Muhammad S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Large bowel obstruction is a rare and difficult diagnosis in pregnancy. Common causes are caecal and sigmoid volvulus and less common pseudo-obstruction. An infrequent cause of large bowel obstruction from an adhesive band in pregnancy causing diagnostic difficulty is reported. METHODS: Report of an unusual cause of large bowel ...
Escobar-del Barco Laura - - 2008
Urolithiasis is commonly found during pregnancy; but the presence of a giant vesical calculus during pregnancy is a very rare entity, associated with several potential obstetric complications. A 25-year-old primigravida at 25 weeks of gestational age was referred to our tertiary care unit because she presented a giant hyperechoic intravesical ...
Lee Peter - - 2008
BACKGROUND: An abdominal pregnancy coexisting with an intrauterine pregnancy is a rare variant of heterotopic pregnancy. CASE: An abdominal heterotopic pregnancy was diagnosed at 22 weeks' gestation. Magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography and sonography were performed to elucidate the anatomy. A multidisciplinary conference was held and management options were ...
Rana Ashma - - 2008
A pregnant woman, gravida 3 with two living children, who frequently experienced syncope from 23(+5) weeks of pregnancy onwards and recurring every week for a period of 3 weeks, was repeatedly treated in line for a case of acid peptic disease/appendicitis in various peripheral hospitals of Nepal, until ultrasonogram/magnetic resonance ...
Yi Kyong Wook - - 2008
Omental pregnancy is a very rare form of abdominal pregnancy, and can be life threatening in cases of rupture, which may lead to massive hemorrhage. A 28-year-old woman in the ninth week of amenorrhea had severe abdominal pain, and showed unstable vital signs caused by intraperitoneal hemorrhage. Emergency laparoscopy revealed ...
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