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Spontaneous uterine rupture in pregnancy after endometrial ablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20093859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Uterine rupture after endometrial ablation is rare and has not been reported previously in the English literature. CASE: A 33-year-old multigravida at 26 5/7 weeks of gestation had undergone two endometrial ablation procedures. The first attempt 2 years before pregnancy was complicated by uterine perforation. She presented with severe abdominal pain. A cesarean delivery was performed for recurrent late fetal heart rate deceleration, and a complete spontaneous uterine rupture was discovered. CONCLUSION: Pregnancies that occur after endometrial ablation have a risk of morbidity. Physicians must counsel women on the importance of contraception or sterilization as a critical component of the procedure.
Meaghan R Bowling; Patrick S Ramsey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  115     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-22     Completed Date:  2010-05-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for Women's Reproductive Health, Birmingham, Alabama 35216, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Endometrial Ablation Techniques / adverse effects*
Menorrhagia / therapy
Postoperative Complications / etiology*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Rupture, Spontaneous / etiology
Uterine Rupture / etiology*

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