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1/388. Intrapartum ultrasonographic depiction of fetal malpositioning and mild parietal bone compression in association with large lower segment uterine leiomyoma.

    With normal flexion of the fetal head prior to and during early normal labor, the fetal biparietal diameter becomes engaged in (and subsequently traverses) the anterior posterior aspect of the pelvic inlet. Thus, the biparietal diameter (characterized sonographically by depiction of the falx cerebri, thalami, and cavum septum pellucidum) will be obtainable upon transverse suprapubic placement of the ultrasound transducer during the first stage of labor. Deflexion, or extension, of the fetal head may be demonstrated sonographically at the level of the cervical spine. Recently, during intrapartum ultrasonographic assessment of a nulliparous patient with a known, large, lower-segment, uterine fibroid, exhibiting poor progress of labor, the fetal biparietal diameter was documented upon midsagittal suprapubic placement of the transducer. In addition, mild compression of the distal parietal fetal bone was demonstrated and considered consistent with compression by the leiomyoma. Following abdominal delivery, due to fetal distress and arrest of descent, significant deflexion of the fetal head (not suspected by intrapartum cervical examinations) and mild parietal bone depression, consistent with the ultrasonographic examination, were noted. ( info)

2/388. liver rupture postpartum associated with preeclampsia and hellp syndrome.

    liver rupture is a rare perinatal complication with high maternal mortality. In a multiparous woman with preeclampsia and hemolysis, Elevated liver enzymes, and Low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome, liver rupture was suspected 10 h after a cesarean section. laparotomy revealed liver rupture which was treated by perihepatic packing. Eventually, the mother was discharged with her baby 88 days after admission. Clinical symptoms, maternal hemodynamics by Swan-Ganz monitoring, and laboratory findings were not predictive until the emergency situation and the consecutive complications required multidisciplinary management. ( info)

3/388. Rare delivery complication caused by an undiagnosed uterine septum.

    The role of a uterine septum, and thus, metroplasty in an infertile woman is a debatable issue. A rare complication of fetal malpresentation and impaction in the uterine cavity due to undiagnosed uterine septum in a 24-year-old primigravida who conceived after 3 years of primary infertility is reported. This case highlights that uterine anomalies should be looked for in patients with infertility and reproductive failures, and should be corrected before conception by metroplasty in order to improve reproductive outcome. ( info)

4/388. Mediastinal and subcutaneous emphysema in labor.

    The recent world literature on mediastinal emphysema has been reviewed and two cases added. This condition is relatively benign, and the supportive treatment is discussed. Subsequent pregnancies have been uncomplicated. ( info)

5/388. Management of splenic artery aneurysm rupture during trial of scar with epidural analgesia.

    We report a case of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm during labor in which the clinical signs were masked by epidural analgesia. A high index of clinical suspicion must be maintained in cases of atypical epidural breakthrough pain, and attending clinicians must be prepared for the unexpected when faced with a maternal collapse. ( info)

6/388. anaphylaxis in labor secondary to prophylaxis against group B streptococcus. A case report.

    BACKGROUND: Two strategies have been recommended by the Centers for disease Control and Prevention and approved by the American College of obstetrics and gynecology to help prevent group B streptococcal disease in the newborn. Both involve using penicillin in labor. However, the potential for allergic and even anaphylactic reactions to penicillin exists. CASE: A patient was treated for risk factors for group B streptococcus in labor and suffered a serious anaphylactic reaction to penicillin; it resulted in an emergency cesarean section. Although the patient and infant were eventually discharged, the patient developed disseminated intravascular coagulation and suffered acute tubular necrosis that required dialysis. CONCLUSION: Prophylaxis against group B streptococcal sepsis is of proven benefit, but the possible harm to the mother and fetus from treatment with penicillin must be recognized. ( info)

7/388. Postpartum cerebral angiopathy associated with the administration of sumatriptan and dihydroergotamine--a case report.

    Cerebral angiopathy of the postpartum period is a rare entity, sometimes promoted by vasoconstrictives drug prescription. Its clinical presentation includes headaches, seizures and focal neurological deficits, which develop shortly after a normal pregnancy. The diagnosis is based on clinical findings and angiography, showing multiple narrowing of the intracranial cerebral arteries. This neurological feature is reversible and the clinical outcome is good. We report a case of benign cerebral angiopathy in a 20-year-old woman in the postpartum period, occurring after administration of sumatriptan and ergot derivates. ( info)

8/388. Primary malignant lymphoma of the cervix in pregnancy. A case report.

    BACKGROUND: Malignant lymphoma arising from the uterine cervix is a very rare entity. Only two such patients have been reported as pregnant at the time of diagnosis. CASE: A 35-year-old woman (negative Pap smear at antenatal clinics) was referred because of the accidental finding of a huge cervical mass during labor. The patient underwent cesarean section because of arrest of cervical dilatation and persistent floating of the fetal head. The final diagnosis of this cervical mass was malignant lymphoma, low grade B cell, after radical abdominal hysterectomy. CONCLUSION: Although labor obstructed by a tumor of the pelvic organs is a relatively rare event and the majority of cases are benign leiomyomas of the uterus or cervix, the risk of pelvic malignancies should be considered. Bimanual examination and pelvic ultrasound and/or color Doppler ultrasound should be applied without hesitancy in any uncertain situation during pregnancy or labor. ( info)

9/388. fetus papyraceous: an unusual cause of obstructed labour.

    fetus papyraceous is a relatively rare complication in twin pregnancy. The occurrence of fetus papyraceous is frequently associated with perinatal morbidity in the other twin, making antenatal diagnosis of this condition desirable. Ultrasound detection is not always possible due to anatomical position and technical difficulties. A case of fetus papyraceous, found during Caesarean section for obstructed labour is reported and the implications of antenatal detection are discussed. ( info)

10/388. Extrasystoles in the fetal CTG during labour might be a first sign of fetal-neonatal sepsis.

    A case of extrasystoles in the fetal electrocardiogram during labour is presented as a possible early sign of fetal-neonatal sepsis. Colleagues are invited to respond similar experience. ( info)
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