Puerperal inversion of one horn of a bicornuate uterus: A case report

D. A. Ollendorff, R. J. Kelsey, M. D. Fejgin

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-602
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume40
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • uterine disease
  • uterine inversion

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