Incarceration of the gravid uterus

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Incarceration of the gravid uterus is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy. Reported is the case of a gravida 2, para 1 26-year-old woman who presented with lower abdominal pain. The patient was 14 weeks pregnant and presented with a one-day history of abdominal pain and vaginal discharge. Examination revealed a retroflexed uterus with the cervical opening pointing toward the anterior abdominal wall. An ultrasound revealed a uterus incarcerated between the sacral promontory and the pubis. Manual reduction was performed successfully in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1177-1178
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1987


  • pregnancy, complications, uterus
  • uterus, gravid, incarceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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