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Asymptomatic uterine incarceration at term: a rare complication of pregnancy.
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PMID:  21749750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: Uterine retroversion before 12 to 14 weeks' gestation occurs in approximately 15% of pregnancies and is usually considered an innocuous finding. When the uterus remains retroverted as the pregnancy advances, the growing uterine corpus becomes impacted in the hollow of the pelvic cavity and uterine incarceration may develop. Incarcerated retroverted uterus at term is an extremely rare and serious complication of pregnancy. Case: A 30-year-old primigravida with asymptomatic uterine incarceration at term underwent a challenging Caesarean section because of the distortion of her anatomy. Conclusion: Recognition of a gravid uterus that is retroverted and incarcerated at term or near-term is critical because Caesarean section is necessary for delivery and that is likely to be challenging.
Khalid Al Wadi; Michael Helewa; Lynne Sabeski
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  729-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Manitoba, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg MB.
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