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An Unusual Etiology of Spontaneous Pyometra Perforation; A Case Report

Avicenna Research Institute
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  • Medicine


Introduction By presenting this case we aimed to describe an uncommon complication of generalized peritonitis following spontaneous pyometra perforation in untreated cervical carcinoma. Case Presentation This report describes a 60-year-old postmenopausal woman presenting with clinical features mimicking intestinal perforation who was later diagnosed as cervical carcinoma with pyometra perforation at exploratory laparotomy. The patient had good post-operative recovery following drainage and peritoneal lavage. Conclusion Spontaneous pyometra perforation in a case of untreated carcinoma of cervix is a rare condition, yet it should be suspected and kept in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in elderly women.

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