Silent uterine rupture occluded by intestinal adhesions following laparoscopic myomectomy: A case report

Riho Fukutani, Junichi Hasegawa, Tatsuya Arakaki, Tomohiro Oba, Masamitsu Nakamura, Akihiko Sekizawa

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Abstract

We present a rare asymptomatic case in which intestinal adhesions covered and occluded a site of uterine rupture, which was found during cesarean section. The patient had undergone laparoscopic myomectomy 5 years previously. However, detailed antenatal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging examinations revealed no uterine or placental abnormalities. It is thought that uterine rupture was not detected due to intestinal adhesions, which had occurred following the previous surgery. The present case suggests that women who conceive after laparoscopic myomectomy may be at risk of silent uterine rupture. However, detection of the silent uterine rupture during pregnancy may be limited, even with detailed imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1209-1211
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07-2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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