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Mallory-Weiss tear diagnosed in the immediate postpartum period: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19772708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Mallory-Weiss tears occur rarely during pregnancy, labour and delivery, and the puerperium, despite the increased frequency of retching and vomiting. CASE: We describe a Mallory-Weiss syndrome diagnosed during the immediate postpartum period in a 34-year-old primigravida. The syndrome initially manifested as lower gastrointestinal bleeding and melena. CONCLUSION: If unrecognized, this complication may lead to life-threatening internal bleeding. It is important to look for an occult bleeding source with such a presentation, and prompt intervention is essential.
Mehdi Parva; Mark Finnegan; Cary Keiter; Giancarlo Mercogliano; Christian M Perez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1701-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-23     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101126664     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  740-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
Mallory-Weiss Syndrome / diagnosis*
Melena / etiology
Postpartum Period*

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