Incarcerated Omentum With Tamponade Effect in the Uterine Perforation Scar After Dilation and Curettage: A Case Report

Myounghwan Kim

Abstract


Perforation of the uterus is the most common immediate complication at the time of dilatation and curettage (D&C). We experienced the case of a patient with intra-abdominal extrusion of fetal part and incarcerated omentum in the perforation site of uterine fundus after D&C. It resulted in massive bleeding after the reduction of the incarcerated omentum which had a tamponade effect. A 26-year-old gravida 2, para 1 woman was referred to our hospital because of uterine perforation during D&C. A laparoscopic exploration was performed. Bleeding started massively at the perforation scar after reduction of the incarcerated omentum which had a tamponade effect. Though bleeding from perforation site stopped after laparoscopic myometrial repair, vaginal bleeding persisted further. The placing of an intrauterine balloon tamponade stopped the vaginal bleeding. The patient recovered successfully and was discharged on the fifth postoperative day.




J Med Cases. 2014;5(4):204-207
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1713w

Keywords


Dilatation and curettage; Extrusion of fetal part; Incarcerated omentum; Tamponade effect; Uterine perforation

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