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The incarcerated uterus: a review of MRI and ultrasound imaging appearances.

Authors
  • Gardner, Carly S1
  • Jaffe, Tracy A
  • Hertzberg, Barbara S
  • Javan, Ramin
  • Ho, Lisa M
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Roentgenology
Publisher
American Roentgen Ray Society
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2013
Volume
201
Issue
1
Pages
223–229
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2214/AJR.12.9473
PMID: 23789679
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Incarcerated uterus is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy in which the gravid uterus becomes trapped in the posterior pelvis. Characteristic MRI and ultrasound imaging features enable definitive diagnosis of incarcerated uterus, which reduces risks of complications that can lead to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

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