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AJP Rep. 2016 Oct;6(4):e424-e426.

Placental Abruption Revealed by Hemoperitoneum: A Case Report.

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Maternité Port-Royal, Université Paris Descartes, Groupe Hospitalier Cochin Broca, Hôtel-Dieu, Paris, France.


Background Hemoperitoneum is a life-threatening surgical emergency. Diagnosis of the cause is often difficult, in particular, during pregnancy when it may be either obstetric or nonobstetric. Case We report the case of a hemoperitoneum caused by the backflow of blood through a uterine tube, due to placental abruption. Conclusion Hemoperitoneum in pregnant women with no other signs can reveal placental abruption. The difficulty in identifying the cause may delay appropriate management.


Couvelaire; abnormalities; fetal heart rate; hemoperitoneum; placental abruption

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