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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331644/term-abdominal-pregnancy-revealed-by-amnioperitoneum-in-rural-area
#1
Henri Donald Mutarambirwa, Bruno Kenfack, Jovanny Tsuala Fouogue
Abdominal pregnancy (AP) accounts for 1% of ectopic implantations. In sub-Saharan Africa, the high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections explains the increasing frequency of this pathology. In Cameroon it rose from 1/10000 deliveries (1995) to 3.3/10000 (2015). Authors herein report a case of a viable abdominal pregnancy discovered at term during emergency laparotomy for suspected uterine rupture. The 24-year-old G2P0 patient was HIV-positive, under antiretrovirals, though AP exceptionally occurs in HIV patients...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326210/cesarean-scar-endometriosis-an-uncommon-surgical-complication-on-the-rise-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Imane Khachani, Abdelhai Filali Adib, Rachid Bezad
Endometriosis is defined by the presence and growth of ectopic functional endometrial tissue outside the uterus. Scar endometriosis has been described following obstetrical and gynecological surgery. It is a rare condition, though probably on the rise, due to the considerable increase of cesarean sections performed worldwide. Its physiopathology is complex; its symptomatology is rich and diverse but thorough clinical examination along with ultrasound imaging and potentially pretherapeutic cytologic evaluation are usually efficient in diagnosing the condition...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316851/pure-primary-ovarian-squamous-cell-carcinoma-perforating-the-rectum
#3
Kazuya Mimura, Aiko Okada, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Kenjiro Sawada, Takuji Tomimatsu, Tadashi Kimura
Rectal perforation is uncommon in ovarian cancer, even in advanced stages. Pure primary ovarian squamous cell carcinoma is a very rare subtype of ovarian cancer and has not been reported to cause rectal perforation. A 50-year-old woman presented with rectal bleeding. Rectosigmoidoscopy suggested perforation of a pelvic tumor into the rectum. Abdominopelvic magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 9 cm heterogeneous mass in the pouch of Douglas. We performed complete cytoreduction, including an en-bloc resection of the tumor and rectosigmoid colon...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316850/a-report-of-two-cases-of-age-related-changes-in-cervical-morphology-in-postmenopausal-women-with-vaginal-adenosis
#4
Marguerite B Vigliani
This paper presents two cases of women who had extensive vaginal adenosis from prenatal DES exposure, extending almost halfway down the vaginal canal. Both women were followed for decades with annual exams and Pap smears until after menopause. Clinical examination in both cases initially showed an absent pars vaginalis of the cervix, vaginal adenosis, and shallowness of the fornices. Several decades of annual exams showed these stigmata of DES exposure gradually disappear as the upper vagina progressively contracted...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316849/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-in-labor
#5
Mohamed Adnane Berdai, Said Benlamkadem, Smael Labib, Mustapha Harandou
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema also known as Hamman's syndrome is a very rare complication of labor that is often related to the valsalva maneuver during the labor. In most case, Hamman's syndrome is a self-limiting condition, rarely complicated unless there are underlying respiratory diseases. Chest X-ray can be a useful early diagnostic technique in severe clinical presentation. We report an uneventful pregnancy in a primigravid parturient, which was complicated in the late second stage of labor by the development of subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and mild pneumothorax...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299220/spontaneous-regression-of-uterine-arteriovenous-malformations-with-conservative-management
#6
Keiko Mekaru, Sugiko Oishi, Kozue Akamine, Chiaki Heshiki, Yoichi Aoki
Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) can cause massive hemorrhage and is often treated with uterine artery embolization (UAE), which may lead to ovarian insufficiency. Thus, avoiding UAE should be considered, particularly in women undergoing fertility treatments. We present three women diagnosed with postmiscarriage AVM on color Doppler by transvaginal ultrasound imaging. They had no genital bleeding and a small mass, measuring 16-22 mm. If estradiol was >300 pg/mL when AVM was diagnosed, then a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist was administered...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299219/spontaneous-rupture-of-pyometra-in-a-nonpregnant-young-woman
#7
Parvin Mostafa-Gharabaghi, Shima Bordbar, Shabnam Vazifekhah, Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad
A 40-year-old woman presented with severe vaginal bleeding. Initial workup with an abdominal sonography revealed endometrium for about 3 mm and free fluid in the abdomen. Hemodynamic instability with abdominal pain and free fluid in the abdomen prompted blood transfusion and laparotomy. There were about 1000 cc blood and clots in the abdomen at laparotomy. There was a longitudinal rupture from fundus up to cervix at the left side of the uterus. Tearing was in full thickness from serosa to endometrium. Scar of previous cesarean was transvers and not associated with this tearing...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299218/can-surgery-be-avoided-exclusive-antibiotic-treatment-for-pelvic-actinomycosis
#8
M P Ruiz, E M Williams, C M Markey, A M Johnson, P B Morales-Ramirez
Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon, slowly progressing granulomatous infection that has been associated with the presence of intrauterine devices. Due to its unspecific clinical and radiologic findings, it can mimic pelvic or intra-abdominal malignancy leading to mutilating surgery of high morbidity. Rarely, diagnosis is made preoperatively and in most cases surgical intervention is necessary. The patient in our case is a 42-year-old female with an IUD for 15 years diagnosed with pelvic actinomycosis. Patient was uniquely diagnosed preoperatively through paracentesis and treated conservatively with prolonged antibiotic therapy and without any type of surgical intervention...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299217/management-of-retained-genital-piercings-a-case-report-and-review
#9
Laura J Moulton, Amelia M Jernigan
The prevalence of genital piercing among women is increasing. As the popularity increases, the number of complications from infection, injury, and retained jewelry is likely to rise. Techniques to remove embedded jewelry are not well described in the literature. The purpose of this report was to describe a case of a patient with a retained clitoral glans piercing, discuss a simple technique for outpatient removal, and review current evidence regarding associated risks of clitoral piercings. A 24-year-old female presented to the emergency department with an embedded clitoral glans piercing...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293443/ovarian-mature-and-immature-teratomas-in-monozygotic-twins-a-case-report-of-simultaneous-presentation
#10
Daisuke Shigemi, Naoki Kawai, Toshiyuki Takeshita
Mature cystic teratoma is one of the most common kinds of ovarian tumor, and immature teratoma is a rare tumor, representing less than 1% of all ovarian teratomas. Although there are some reports about familial occurrences of ovarian tumors, literature concerning the clinical cases of monozygotic twins is rare. We report the 5-year clinical courses of a 12-year-old Japanese girl with a recurrent bilateral ovarian mature teratoma and her monozygotic twin with a unilateral ovarian mature teratoma and contralateral ovarian immature teratoma...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286684/prenatal-and-peripartum-management-of-patients-with-hypofibrinogenemia-resulted-in-two-successful-deliveries
#11
Yuko Teraoka, Hiroshi Miyoshi, Kumi Oshima, Satoshi Urabe, Norifumi Tanaka, Yoshiki Kudo
Fibrinogen is an essential agent involved in maintaining pregnancy and coagulation. Since inherited fibrinogen disorders introduce greater risks for conditions such as placental abruption and postpartum hemorrhage, careful prenatal and perinatal management is essential for this patient population. We report two cases of successful deliveries in patients with hypofibrinogenemia. Case 1 is of a 26-year-old (gravida 1, para 1) woman. The patient's fibrinogen level increased spontaneously to higher than 300 mg/dL during pregnancy, without treatment...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286683/low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-presenting-as-an-adnexal-mass
#12
P Panagopoulos, T Tsokaki, E Misiakos, V Domi, C Christodoulaki, D Sioutis, N Papantoniou
Appendiceal tumors are rare, late diagnosed neoplasms that may not be differentiated from adnexal masses even by advanced imaging methods and other diagnostic procedures. They may be asymptomatic and remain undiagnosed until surgery. We report a case of an 80-year-old postmenopausal woman presenting with a pelvic mass and a history of weight loss. The patient underwent laparotomy which revealed an appendiceal mucocele, for which she received a full oncological procedure. The histology report showed a low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm, and the patient underwent six cycles of chemotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280642/severe-preeclampsia-in-the-setting-of-myasthenia-gravis
#13
Adam J Lake, Antoun Al Khabbaz, Renée Keeney
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare autoimmune disease that leads to progressive muscle weakness and is common during female reproductive years. The myasthenic mother and her newborn must be observed carefully, as complications during all stages of pregnancy and the puerperium may arise suddenly. Preeclampsia is a common obstetrical condition for which magnesium sulfate is used for seizure prophylaxis. However, magnesium sulfate is strongly contraindicated in MG as it impairs already slowed nerve-muscle connections...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265476/takayasu-s-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-rare-case-report-from-a-tertiary-care-infirmary-in-india
#14
Sheeba Marwah, Monika Rajput, Ritin Mohindra, Harsha S Gaikwad, Manjula Sharma, Sonam R Topden
Background. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare, chronic, inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic arteriopathy, afflicting young women of reproductive age group, causing narrowing, occlusion, and aneurysms of systemic and pulmonary arteries, especially the aorta and its branches. During pregnancy, such patients warrant special attention. An interdisciplinary collaboration of obstetricians, cardiologists, and neurologists is necessary to improve maternal and fetal prognosis. Here a case is reported where a patient with diagnosis of TA, complicated by neurological sequelae, successfully fought the vagaries of the condition twice to deliver uneventfully...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261511/double-balloon-cervical-ripening-catheter-for-control-of-massive-hemorrhage-in-a-cervical-ectopic-pregnancy
#15
Nabila Zambrano, James Reilly, Michael Moretti, Nisha Lakhi
Cervical pregnancy can be complicated by perfuse vaginal bleeding. Mechanical compression directed at tamponing the cervical vessels can control hemostasis. There are several types of balloon catheters that have been described for cervical compression. However use of a double balloon catheter is a novel approach for cervical tamponade, as one balloon is positioned below the external cervical os and the second balloon is situated above in the internal cervical os. This compresses the cervix from internal os to external os between the two balloons, forming a "cervical sandwich...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255481/peripartum-cardiomyopathy-presenting-as-bradycardia
#16
Elisabeth Codsi, Carl H Rose, Marysia S Tweet, Sharonne N Hayes, Patricia J M Best, Lori A Blauwet
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a disease that typically affects young otherwise healthy women. As PPCM is associated with significant mortality, timely diagnosis is necessary to ensure appropriate care. To our knowledge, this represents the first reported case of PPCM presenting as symptomatic bradycardia. We describe the patient's clinical presentation and relevant findings and review the potential etiology and ramifications of bradycardia in patients with PPCM.
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251004/sigmoid-volvulus-complicating-postpartum-period
#17
Kelsey E Ward, Erin Blake, Eduardo Gonzalez, Frederic Pieracci, Meredith Alston
Background. Sigmoid volvulus is a rare complication of pregnancy and the puerperium. Case. A 19-year-old patient, gravida 1 para 0 at 41 0/7 weeks of gestation, admitted for late-term induction of labor underwent an uncomplicated primary low transverse cesarean delivery for arrest of descent. Her postoperative period was complicated by sudden onset of abdominal pain and the ultimate diagnosis of sigmoid volvulus. Conclusion. Prompt surgical evaluation of an acute abdomen in the postpartum period is essential; delayed diagnosis and treatment can lead to significant maternal morbidity and mortality...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251003/a-diagnostic-dilemma-of-recurrent-disseminated-peritoneal-leiomyomatosis-with-hypertrophied-omental-vessels-imaging-and-embolization-of-omental-branches-with-positive-outcome
#18
Jitendra Parmar, Chander Mohan, Deepak Hans, Maulik Vora
We present a case report of recurrent disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis in a 30-year-old female with a past history of laparoscopic myomectomy by a technique of morcellation for a large fibroid in 2014. After one year she presented in 2015 with a well-defined oval shaped fibroid along the anterior abdominal wall, which was supplied by the 10th intercostal artery and a branch of right internal mammary artery. She was again presented after 1 year in 2016 with a large pelvic-abdominal fibroid with blood supply from the omental artery, a branch from the right gastroepiploic artery, and sigmoid branches of inferior mesenteric artery...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251002/pregnancy-outcome-in-cartilage-hair-hypoplasia-a-rare-form-of-dwarfism
#19
Harshithaa Thavarajah, Anne Berndl
Background. This case report discusses the pregnancy outcome of a patient with cartilage-hair hypoplasia, a rare form of dwarfism, and multiple previous orthopedic surgeries. Literature on pregnancy outcomes in patients with cartilage-hair hypoplasia is limited. Case. A 32-year-old patient with cartilage-hair hypoplasia presented at 12 weeks' gestation to the high-risk obstetrics clinic for care. Preterm labor resulted in cesarean delivery at 34 weeks' gestation with general anesthetic. Breastfeeding was stopped at 6 weeks due to neonatal complications...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210515/cystic-endometrioma-with-coexisting-fibroma-originating-in-a-supernumerary-ovary-in-the-rectovaginal-pouch
#20
Daiki Ogishima, Asumi Sakaguchi, Hiroko Kodama, Kanako Ogura, Ayako Miwa, Yayoi Sugimori, Shozo Matuoka, Toshiharu Matsumoto
A supernumerary ovary is an exceedingly rare disorder, in which the structure containing ovarian tissue is located at some distance from the normally placed ovary. 16 cases of endometriosis or tumors originating in a supernumerary ovary have been published in the English literature, but no case of coexisting endometriosis and a tumor has been published. We present the case of a 40-year-old female with cystic endometrioma with coexisting fibroma originating in a supernumerary ovary in the rectovaginal pouch...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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