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Avoidable morbidity in a patient with pseudoaneurysm of the uterine artery after cesarean section.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16944487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 25-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with vaginal bleeding after a cesarean section. A diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm of the uterine artery was established radiologically; however, failure to consider this potentially life-threatening complication of cesarean section resulted in unnecessary morbidity. Doppler sonography and CT have been shown to be excellent tools for accurate diagnosis of uterine artery pseudoaneurysms, and selective arterial embolization remains the intervention of choice.
Authors:
Daniel Eric Eason; Ramesh A Tank
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-14     Completed Date:  2007-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY 11568, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Diagnosis, Differential
Emergencies
Female
Humans
Postpartum Hemorrhage / etiology
Pregnancy
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Uterus / blood supply*

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