BACKGROUND: Acute uterine inversion is a rare (1:2,500-25,000 deliveries) but potentially life-threatening obstetric complication. Uterine malformation can make it difficult to diagnose and treat this emergency. CASE: Following a normal delivery in a nullipara, laparotomy was required to establish the diagnosis and treat an inversion of one horn of a bicornuate uterus. CONCLUSION: Inversion of one horn of a bicornuate uterus presents a diagnostic dilemma. When physical examination reveals a palpable abdominal 'fundus' and a mass protruding through the cervix in a patient who is experiencing uterine hemorrhage, the cause may be inversion of one horn of a bicornuate uterus. Laparotomy may be required for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||The Journal of reproductive medicine|
|State||Published - 1995|
- uterine disease
- uterine inversion