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Large supralevator puerperal haematoma following a normal delivery.
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PMID:  23304962     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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BACKGROUND: Puerperal Haematomas are not very common and Supralevator haematomas following normal vaginal deliveries are quite rare.
METHOD: We report a case of supralevator haematoma following a normal spontaneous vertex delivery, necessitating laparotomy.
RESULTS: A 29 year old multiparous woman who had a normal pregnancy and normal labour, developed a large supralevetor haematoma. She had a laparotomy and her recovery was uneventful.
CONCLUSION: Supralevator haematomas should be considered in patients presenting with lower abdominal pains and absence of vaginal bleeding following normal delivery. Ultrasound scan is helpful, but not conclusive in the diagnosis of supralevator haematomas.
Authors:
C I Okafor; C O Okafor; M E Nwankwo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2012 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  472-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi Nigeria. charlyikokafor@yahoo.com
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