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A case of torsion of gravid uterus caused by leiomyoma.
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PMID:  22567496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Uterine torsion during pregnancy is only sporadically reported in the literature. Here we present a case of leiomyoma causing uterine torsion in pregnancy and review the literature on etiology, diagnosis, and management. A 25-years-old primigravida with leiomyoma complicating pregnancy was admitted in our hospital with abdominal pain and uterine tenderness. She underwent emergency LSCS (lower segment cesarean section) for fetal bradycardia. Intraoperatively, the uterus was rotated 180 degrees left to right. Inadvertent incision on the posterior wall was avoided by proper delineation of anatomy. Torsion was corrected by exteriorization of leiomyoma and uterus, and lower segment cesarean was carried out safely. Prompt recognition and management of this condition is necessary for better maternal and fetal outcome.
Gururaj Deshpande; Rajesh Kaul; Manjuladevi P
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  2090-6692     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-08     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576454     Medline TA:  Case Rep Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206418     Citation Subset:  -    
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