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Incarcerated retroverted uterus in the third trimester complicated by postpartum pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17267872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Incarceration of the retroverted gravid uterus is an extremely rare diagnosis in the third trimester that carries significant maternal operative and postoperative morbidity. CASE: The condition was diagnosed clinically in the third trimester of a primigravida. Despite the preoperative diagnosis, operative delivery proved difficult, requiring delivery of the fetus through the posterior wall of the uterus. Thirty-six hours after delivery the patient had a pulmonary embolus. CONCLUSION: This case report discusses the diagnosis and management of the condition incarcerated, retroverted uterus with postpartum pulmonary embolism. Prophylactic low molecular weight heparin in the antepartum period should be a considered for possible venous stasis due to the anatomy of the uterus.
Maneesh N Singh; Jayashri Payappagoudar; Jenny Lo; Sanjeev Prashar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-01     Completed Date:  2007-02-20     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  498-501     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Fulwood, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Breech Presentation / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Cesarean Section
Diagnosis, Differential
Postoperative Complications
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Pulmonary Embolism
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Uterine Diseases / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Comment In:
Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Feb;109(2 Pt2):483-4   [PMID:  17267866 ]

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