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Torsion of the pregnant uterus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11371119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 31-year-old woman, with a history of previous cesarean section and right oophorectomy, was admitted for a repeat cesarean section. After the commencement of surgery uterine torsion was diagnosed because of the anterior position of the remaining left ovary and tube, the absence of normal uterovesical peritoneum, and extremely engorged vessels in the lower uterine surface. Posterior classical hysterotomy was performed and a healthy female baby was delivered. Following delivery of the baby and suturing the incision site of the uterus, the contracted uterus was detorted and put back in the pelvic cavity. Extreme uterine torsion of 180 degrees at term is a rare obstetric event. This paper presents a case of uterine torsion at full term pregnancy in which the delivery and repositioning of the uterus was successful.
Authors:
S K Kim; J E Chung; S W Bai; J Y Kim; H K Kwon; K H Park; C H Song
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Yonsei medical journal     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0513-5796     ISO Abbreviation:  Yonsei Med. J.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-23     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414003     Medline TA:  Yonsei Med J     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. skkim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cesarean Section
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications*
Torsion Abnormality
Uterine Diseases / etiology*,  physiopathology*,  surgery

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