Type of publication:
Calcott G.A., Gaber M., Freedman J., Patni S.
BMJ Case Reports, August 2015, vol./is. 2015
This report describes a case of spontaneous bleeding from uterine vessels presenting as hyperstimulation and fetomaternal distress at term. A 40-week primigravid woman underwent an emergency caesarean section for fetal distress, which unexpectedly revealed a spontaneous haemoperitoneum. Clinical assessment and investigations postoperatively gave a diagnosis of a rightsided uterine artery aneurysm that, it was believed, had ruptured, causing the haemoperitoneum. This was successfully treated postnatally using interventional radiological techniques leading to expeditious maternal recovery and discharge home.
Link to full-text: http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2014-209004.full.pdf