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Uterine rupture in the second trimester of pregnancy as an iatrogenic complication of laparoscopic myomectomy.
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PMID:  22836290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Uterine rupture is one of the most dangerous obstetric emergencies carrying a high risk for the mother and the fetus. Reports about uterine rupture in pregnancy following previous laparoscopic surgery have not been frequent; however, an increasing rate of the occurrence of this complication has been observed and reviewed in contemporary literature. We report a case of a spontaneous uterine rupture at 22 weeks of gestation in a 25-year old primigravida, who had had a laparoscopic removal of a small, peduncular, asymptomatic myoma located in the right uterine horn 20 months earlier. Ultrasound examination and subsequent urgent laparotomy confirmed a spontaneous uterine rupture with a nonviable fetus in the peritoneal cavity. Women planning to become pregnant should be qualified for laparoscopic myomectomy with special carefulness. Special attention must be paid to the potential solutions that limit the risk of postoperative uterine rupture, if the absolute necessity for the enucleation of myomas during the reproductive age occurs and a decision about laparoscopic intervention is made.
Andrzej Torbé; Wioletta Mikołajek-Bedner; Wojciech Kałużyński; Danuta Gutowska-Czajka; Sebastian Kwiatkowski; Wojciech Błogowski; Rafał Rzepka; Ryszard Czajka
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1648-9144     ISO Abbreviation:  Medicina (Kaunas)     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425208     Medline TA:  Medicina (Kaunas)     Country:  Lithuania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pomeranian Medical University, 72 Powstańców Wielkopolskich Avenue, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland.
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