Uterine perforation and small bowel incarceration: sonographic and surgical findings

Suzanne G Shulman, Carrie L Bell, Frederick E Hampf
Emergency Radiology 2006, 13 (1): 43-5
Uterine perforation rarely complicates a first trimester surgical abortion, but perforation resulting in vascular or intraabdominal organ damage may require surgical intervention. The index of suspicion for uterine perforation needs to remain high when a patient presents with abdominal/pelvic pain after an abortion, as the sonographic appearance of the uterus can be variable over time.

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