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Turk J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun;16(2):133-135. doi: 10.4274/tjod.galenos.2019.29560. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Post-LSCS uterocutaneous fistula-utility of magnetic resonance imaging in its diagnosis.

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1
Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Srinagar, India.
2
Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Srinagar, India.

Abstract

The present report describes one of the rarest complications of cesarean section, uterocutaneous fistula, diagnosed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 37-year-old female with history of lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) four years previously presented with a chief symptom of discharge from the right end of a Pfannenstiel incision and on further evaluation was found to have uterocutaneous fistula arising from the LSCS scar to the right end of the abdominal incision. Uterocutaneous fistula is a rare delayed complication of LSCS and MRI plays a definitive role in the accurate diagnosis and delineation of the tract. The present case highlights that although rare, uterocutaneous fistulae must be kept in mind in patients presenting with discharge from the abdominal incision site and MRI evaluation should be performed in such cases for appropriate delineation of the tract.

KEYWORDS:

LSCS; MRI; uterocutaneous fistula

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