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Title: Uterine intramural bone after mid-trimester termination of pregnancy may not affect fertility: a case report
Authors: Van den Bosch, T ×
Van Schoubroeck, Dominique
Timmerman, Dirk
Deprest, Jan #
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Series Title: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology vol:22 issue:4 pages:407-8
Abstract: We present a case of a 27-year-old asymptomatic woman, gravida 2 para 0 abortus 2, diagnosed with uterine intramural fetal bone 30 days after a mid-trimester termination of pregnancy (TOP) by dilatation and evacuation (D&E). On ultrasound part of a fetal spine was seen within the right lateral isthmocervical area, adjacent to the descending branch of the uterine artery. Within 4 months after TOP the patient conceived again. This case illustrates the risk of myometrial penetration during mid-trimester TOP by D&E. Removal of intramural bony fragments may not be needed in an asymptomatic patient, as their presence does not seem to compromise fertility.
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ISSN: 0960-7692
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Basic Research in Gynaecology Section (-)
Section Woman - Miscellaneous (-)
× corresponding author
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