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Silent uterine rupture, an unusual cause of anhydramnios.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17306642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anhydramnios is a rather common ultrasound finding, usually caused by ruptured membranes, placental dysfunction, or impaired fetal renal function. We present a case of anhydramnios, resulting from the perforation of a fetal leg through the uterine wall. Neonatal death occurred caused by severe lung hypoplasia. The absence of clinical symptoms strongly suggests a preexisting weak spot in the uterine wall, presumably resulting from an unrecognized perforation at a previous curettage procedure.
Authors:
Katinka K Teunissen; Enrico Lopriore; Remco G W Nijman; Patrick A Brouwer; Inge L van Kamp
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  196     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-19     Completed Date:  2007-04-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e8-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Fetal Medicine Unit, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. a.k.k.teunissen@lumc.nl
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Induced / adverse effects
Adult
Amniotic Fluid / ultrasonography*
Female
Fetal Death
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Uterine Rupture / etiology,  surgery,  ultrasonography*

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