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Obstet Gynecol Surv. 1988 Jun;43(6):319-24.

Management of stab wounds to the pregnant uterus: a case report and a review of the literature.

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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Loma Linda University Medical Center, California 92350.


Only 18 cases of stab wounds to the pregnant uterus have been reported to date. This paper presents an additional case--a patient at 26 weeks' gestation with multiple voluntary stab wounds to the abdomen and lower chest resulting in fetal death. The literature is reviewed and management of abdominal stab wounds in pregnancy is discussed.

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