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Secondary amenorrhea resulting from traumatic separation of the cervix from the uterine corpus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17666653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Amenorrhea resulting from crushing trauma of the pelvis is exceptionally rare. The purpose of this case report is to describe the diagnosis of and successful surgical correction of traumatic separation of the cervix from the uterine corpus. CASE: A nulligravida presented with a complaint of secondary amenorrhea after a motor vehicle accident in which she sustained a crush-type injury to the pelvis. Ultrasonography and laparotomy revealed a complete separation of the uterine corpus from the cervix. The uterine corpus was approximated to the cervix with circumferentially placed sutures to establish a patent outflow tract from the endometrial cavity to the cervical canal. CONCLUSION: This case demonstrates the successful surgical correction of secondary amenorrhea resulting from traumatic separation of the uterine corpus from the cervix. Normal menstruation resumed 6 weeks after surgery.
Authors:
Joshua Kesterson; Jennifer Dietrich; Marvin Yussman; S Paige Hertweck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-01     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  528-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. joshuapkesterson@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic
Adolescent
Amenorrhea / etiology*,  surgery
Cervix Uteri / injuries*,  surgery*
Female
Humans
Pelvic Bones / injuries,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Uterus / injuries*,  surgery*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*,  surgery

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