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Title: Posterieure incarceratie van de uterus in de zwangerschap: diagnose door middel van magnetische resonantie
Author(s): DIERICKX I, MEYLAERTS LJ, HINOUL P, VAN HOLSBEKE CD, ROBAEYS G, GYSELAERS WJA
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 69 Issue: 17 Date: 2013
Posterior incarceration of the gravid uterus: diagnosis by magnetic resonance imaging
Uterine incarceration, defined as the intrapelvic locking of the uterine fundus while the pregnancy advances, causes non-specific symptoms in early pregnancy, but is associated with severe complications later on.
Despite the availability of a sonography, a large number of incarcerations remain unrecognised.
This case report illustrates that a high level of suspicion remains the key to an early diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be the imaging method of choice. An early diagnosis is crucial as the success rate of a manual or a colonoscopy-assisted reduction decreases with gestational age.