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Int Urogynecol J. 2012 May;23(5):647-50. doi: 10.1007/s00192-011-1573-2. Epub 2011 Oct 26.

Uterine prolapse complicating pregnancy and labor: a case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore. Nurhidayati_suphan@nuhs.edu.sg

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Uterine and cervical prolapse is a rare occurrence in pregnancy. It can be associated with minor cervical desiccation and ulceration to devastating maternal fatalities. The scope of complications includes urinary retention, preterm labor, premature delivery, fetal demise, maternal sepsis, and urinary retention.

METHODS:

We present a case of a lady, who developed uterine and cervical prolapse during pregnancy and the issues surrounding her antenatal and intrapartum management.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

This case report highlights the effectiveness of a Gellhorn pessary for uterine prolapse in pregnancy.

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22037938
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