Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2014 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Fetal Circulatory Variation in an Acute Incident Causing Bradycardia Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:10:50 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/820318/ Umbilical artery\vein, middle cerebral artery, and ductus venosus Doppler velocimetry were performed at 33 weeks of gestation in the settings of an intrauterine growth restricted fetus during a heart rate deceleration. Interestingly, we recorded a sudden onset redistribution of fetal blood flow with fetal bradycardia. Spontaneous normalization of waveforms was observed once fetal heart rate returned to normal. Our case provides evidence to circulatory variation of a human fetus resulting from an acute incident causing bradycardia. Safak Olgan, Mehmet Sakinci, Murat Ozekinci, Nasuh Utku Dogan, Erkan Cagliyan, and Sabahattin Altunyurt Copyright © 2014 Safak Olgan et al. All rights reserved. Bilateral Tubal Gestation Associated with Schistosomiasis in an African Woman Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:25:32 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/674514/ Background. The incidence of tubal ectopic gestation caused by schistosomiasis induced tubal pathology is undocumented in this environment, which may be due to rarity of this pathology. Bilateral tubal gestation is common in patients that have undergone in vitro fertilization. We report a hitherto undocumented case of spontaneous bilateral ectopic gestation following tubal schistosomiasis. Case Report. Mrs. OB was a 32-year-old G4P3+0 (3 alive) woman who complained of abdominal pain and bleeding per vaginam of 4 and 2 days’ duration respectively following 8 weeks of amenorrhea. A clinical impression of ruptured ectopic gestation was confirmed by ultrasound scanning. She had bilateral salpingectomy with histology of specimens showing bilateral ectopic gestation with Schistosoma haematobium induced salpingitis (findings of Schistosoma haematobium ova noted on slide). Conclusion. Schistosoma induced salpingitis is a rare but possible cause of bilateral tubal gestation. K. H. Odubamowo, O. M. Akinpelu, O. O. Lawal, C. A. Okolo, A. A. Odukogbe, and A. O. Adekunle Copyright © 2014 K. H. Odubamowo et al. All rights reserved. Response to: Comment on “Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: Optimizing Diagnosis and Management” Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:10:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/808270/ Antonio Simone Laganà and Alfonsa Pizzo Copyright © 2014 Antonio Simone Laganà and Alfonsa Pizzo. All rights reserved. A Case of Ruptured Splenic Artery Aneurysm in Pregnancy Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:51:03 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/793735/ Background. Rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm is rare complication of pregnancy that is associated with a significant maternal and fetal mortality. Case. A multiparous female presented in the third trimester with hypotension, tachycardia, and altered mental status. A ruptured splenic artery aneurysm was discovered at the time of laparotomy and cesarean delivery. The patient made a full recovery following resection of the aneurysm. The neonate survived but suffered severe neurologic impairment. Conclusion. The diagnosis of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm should be considered in a pregnant woman presenting with signs of intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Early intervention by a multidisciplinary surgical team is key to preserving the life of the mother and fetus. Elizabeth K. Corey, Scott A. Harvey, Lynnae M. Sauvage, and Justin C. Bohrer Copyright © 2014 Elizabeth K. Corey et al. All rights reserved. Radical Abdominal Trachelectomy for IB1 Cervical Cancer at 17 Weeks of Gestation: A Case Report and Literature Review Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:10:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/926502/ Background. With regard to the therapy for early invasive cervical carcinoma during pregnancy, radical trachelectomy is also a treatment of choice, along with its advantages and disadvantages. Case Report. A 28-year-old woman, para 1-0-0-1, was diagnosed with FIGO stage IB1 squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix at 12 weeks of gestation. The patient underwent radical abdominal trachelectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy at 17 weeks of gestation. Her pregnancy was successfully maintained after the surgery. The patient underwent a planned cesarean section at 38 weeks of gestation. A healthy baby girl weighing 2970 g was born with an Apgar score of 8/9. The mother and child in overall good health were discharged. Ten months after the delivery, there was no clinical evidence of recurrence. Conclusions. We believe that it is appropriate to perform radical abdominal trachelectomy in the early second trimester with preserving uterine arteries, although it is a technically challenging approach. It may be possible that radical abdominal trachelectomy during pregnancy can help women avoid the triple losses of a desired pregnancy, fertility, and motherhood. Yoichi Aoki, Morihiko Inamine, Sugiko Ohishi, Yutaka Nagai, and Hitoshi Masamoto Copyright © 2014 Yoichi Aoki et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Placenta Increta Mimicking Submucous Leiomyoma Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:51:55 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/429406/ In recent years with the increase in cesarean section rates, the frequency of placenta accreta cases rises. It causes 33–50% of all emergency peripartum hysterectomies. We present a 42-year-old case who was caught with early postpartum hemorrhage due to retained placental products. The ultrasonography showed a 65 × 84 mm mass in the uterine cavity after the delivery. Due to presence of early postpartum hemorrhage which needs transfusion, an intervention decision was made. The patient underwent curettage but the mass could not be removed so that placental retention was ruled out. Submucous leiomyoma was made as first-prediagnosis. Hysterectomy operation was performed as a curative treatment. Placenta increta diagnosis was made as a final diagnosis with pathological examination. As a result, placental attachment disorders may be overlooked if it is not a placenta previa case. Ali Ekiz, Ibrahim Polat, Sezcan Mumusoglu, Burchan Aydiner, Cagdas Ozdemir, and Hilal Serap Arslan Copyright © 2014 Ali Ekiz et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Abruptio Placentae due to the Torsion of Gravid Uterus Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:06:54 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/801616/ Torsion of a gravid uterus is a rare obstetric emergency potentially lethal for the fetus and the mother. Some of the cases described in literature are associated with preexisting gynecologic conditions related to pelvic and uterine anatomy, even if most of cases remain unexplained. We report a case of acute 180-degree torsion of uterus at 33 weeks of gestation associated with abruptio placentae in a young Asian woman without apparent risk factors. S. Zullino, S. Faiola, A. M. Paganelli, and E. Ferrazzi Copyright © 2014 S. Zullino et al. All rights reserved. Malouf Syndrome with Hypergonadotropic Hypogonadism and Cardiomyopathy: Two-Case Report and Literature Review Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:16:53 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/275710/ Malouf syndrome is a very rarely encountered syndrome which was first diagnosed in 1985 upon the examination of two sisters, with findings of hypergonadotropic hypogonadism, dilated cardiomyopathy, blepharoptosis, and broad nasal base. Later on, Narahara diagnosed another sporadic case with the same findings. A survey of relevant literature leads us to three women cases in total. Here we present two cases of Malouf syndrome and literature review. Dilek Benk Şilfeler, Atilla Karateke, Raziye Keskin Kurt, Özgür Aldemir, Alper Buğra Nacar, and Ali Baloğlu Copyright © 2014 Dilek Benk Şilfeler et al. All rights reserved. Management of Pregnancy in a Chilean Patient with Congenital Deficiency of Factor VII and Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia Variant Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:10:10 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/628386/ Patients with inherited bleeding disorders are rare in obstetric practice but present with prolonged bleeding even after minor invasive procedures. They require a combined approach with obstetric and hematological management of each case, including the neonatal management of a possibly affected fetus. We present the case of a pregnancy in a patient with combined Factor VII deficiency and Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia, the successful obstetric and hematological management of the case, and a review of the literature. Nigel P. Murray, Claudio Garcia, Javier Ilabaca, and Nestor Lagos Copyright © 2014 Nigel P. Murray et al. All rights reserved. Gynecologic Malignancies Post-LeFort Colpocleisis Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:10:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/846745/ Introduction. LeFort colpocleisis (LFC) is a safe and effective obliterative surgical option for older women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse who no longer desire coital activity. A major disadvantage is the limited ability to evaluate for post-LFC gynecologic malignancies. Methods. We present the first case of endometrioid ovarian cancer diagnosed after LFC and review all reported gynecologic malignancies post-LFC in the English medical literature. Results. This is the second reported ovarian cancer post-LFC and the first of the endometrioid subtype. A total of nine other gynecologic malignancies post-LFC have been reported in the English medical literature. Conclusions. Gynecologic malignancies post-LFC are rare. We propose a simple 3-step strategy in evaluating post-LFC malignancies. Rayan Elkattah, Alicia Brooks, and R. Keith Huffaker Copyright © 2014 Rayan Elkattah et al. All rights reserved. Clinical Manifestation of a Calyceal Diverticular Abscess in a Pregnant Woman Sun, 30 Nov 2014 06:40:49 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/975071/ Calyceal diverticula are congenital, nonsecretory abnormalities in which the transitional cell-lined cavity communicates with the renal collecting system. Here we present the case of a calyceal diverticular abscess during pregnancy. A 40-year-old primiparous woman developed the abscess at 23 weeks of gestation, with right flank pain and a 37.8°C fever. A transabdominal ultrasound revealed a  cm cystic mass in the right kidney. She was initially diagnosed with a simple renal cyst infection, and intravenous antibiotics were initiated. Percutaneous drainage was started at 26 weeks of gestation. When urine excretion from the cyst was confirmed by dye test using indigotindisulfonate sodium, the patient was diagnosed with a calyceal diverticular abscess. She gave birth to a 2,870 g healthy male at 38 weeks of gestation. Percutaneous drainage with low-dose antimicrobial therapy could thus allow for the continued pregnancy of women with a calyceal diverticular abscess until full term. Masaki Sekiguchi, Yuichi Hasegawa, Satoko Kinomoto, and Haruhiko Sago Copyright © 2014 Masaki Sekiguchi et al. All rights reserved. Vaginal Treatment of Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence with Visceral Loop Prolapse: A New Challenge in Reparative Vaginal Surgery? Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:20:55 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/257398/ Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare, but potentially morbid, complication of total hysterectomy and refers to separation of the vaginal cuff closure. The term vaginal cuff dehiscence is frequently interchanged with the terms of cuff separation or cuff rupture. All denote the separation of a vaginal incision that was previously closed at time of total hysterectomy. After dehiscence of the vaginal cuff, abdominal or pelvic contents may prolapse through the vaginal opening. Bowel evisceration, outside the vulvar introitus, can lead to serious sequelae, including peritonitis, bowel injury and necrosis, or sepsis. Therefore, although prompt surgical and medical intervention is required to replace prolapsed structures, the main problem remains the reconstruction of vaginal vault. In case of recent hysterectomy, vaginal reparation only requires the approximation of vaginal walls, including their fascia, while if dehiscence occurs after a long time from hysterectomy, the adequate suspension of the vaginal vault has to be taken into consideration. In this report we describe the case of a postmenopausal patient, undergoing surgical emergency because of the evisceration of an intestinal loop through a dehiscence of vaginal vault, after numerous reconstructive vaginal surgeries for vaginal prolapse. This paper analyzes clinical circumstances, risk factors, comorbidity, and clinical and surgical management of this complication. Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Edoardo Di Naro, Luca Maria Schonauer, Maria Teresa Loverro, Beatrice Indellicati, Mario Barnaba, and Giuseppe Loverro Copyright © 2014 Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia et al. All rights reserved. Management of Posterior Reversible Syndrome in Preeclamptic Women Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:44:54 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/928079/ Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a neurological syndrome associated with a number of conditions including preeclampsia. It is characterized by seizures, alteration of consciousness, visual disturbances, and symmetric white matter abnormalities, typically in the posterior parietooccipital regions of the cerebral hemispheres, at computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MRI). We report three new cases of PRES in preeclamptic patients and describe the management of these patients. We present a brief review of other cases in the literature, with particular attention to the anesthetic management. S. Poma, M. P. Delmonte, C. Gigliuto, R. Imberti, M. Delmonte, A. Arossa, and G. A. Iotti Copyright © 2014 S. Poma et al. All rights reserved. Vaginal Evisceration: An Unexpected Complication of Conization Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:57:18 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/983682/ Background. Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) is routinely performed for the management of high grade intracervical neoplasia (CIN). Several uncommon complications have been described, including postoperative peritonitis, pseudoaneurysm of uterine artery, and bowel fistula. We report a unique case of postoperative vaginal evisceration and the subsequent management. Case. A 73-years-old woman underwent LLETZ for high grade CIN. On postoperative day 3, she was admitted for small bowel evisceration through the vagina. Surgical management was based on combined laparoscopic and transvaginal approach and consisted in bowel inspection and reinstatement, peritoneal washing, and dehiscence repair. Conclusions. Vaginal evisceration is a rare but potentially serious complication of pelvic surgery. This case report is to make clinicians aware of such complication following LLETZ and its management. Ali Ghassani, Benoit Andre, Caroline Simon-Toulza, Yann Tanguy le Gac, Alejandra Martinez, and Fabien Vidal Copyright © 2014 Ali Ghassani et al. All rights reserved. Perforation of the Pregnant Uterus during Laparoscopy for Suspected Internal Herniation after Gastric Bypass Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:50:45 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/720181/ We report perforations of a pregnant uterus during laparoscopy for suspected internal herniation after gastric bypass at 24 weeks of gestation. Abdominal access and gas insufflation were achieved by the use of a 12 mm optic trocar. An additional 5 mm trocar was positioned. The perforations were handled by suturing following laparotomy and mobilisation of the high located uterus. The uterine fundus was located in the subcostal area. Internal herniation was not verified. A cesarean section was made 6 weeks later due to acute low abdominal pain. During delivery the uterus was found normal. At 5 months of age the child has developed normal and seems healthy. Optical trocars should be used with caution for abdominal access during laparoscopy in pregnancy. Open access should probably be preferred in most cases. Accidental perforations of the uterine cavity may be handled in selected cases with simple closure even following the use of large trocars under close postoperative surveillance throughout the pregnancy. T. Mala, N. K. Harsem, S. Røstad, L. C. Mathisen, and A. F. Jacobsen Copyright © 2014 T. Mala et al. All rights reserved. Recognizing Presentations of Pemphigoid Gestationis: A Case Study Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:52:30 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/415163/ Introduction. Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) is an autoimmune blistering disease that occurs in approximately 1 in 50,000 pregnancies. Failing to recognize PG may lead to inadequate maternal treatment and possible neonatal complications. Case Report. At 18 weeks of gestation, a 36-year-old otherwise healthy Caucasian G4P1 presented with pruritic papules on her anterior thighs, initially treated with topical steroids. At 31 weeks of gestation, she was switched to oral steroids after her rash and pruritus worsened. The patient had an uncomplicated SVD of a healthy female infant at 37 weeks of gestation and was immediately tapered off steroid treatment, resulting in a severe postpartum flare of her disease. Discussion. This case was similar to reported cases of pruritic urticarial papules followed by blisters; however, this patient had palm, sole, and mucous membrane involvement, which is rare. Biopsy for direct immunofluorescence or ELISA is the preferred test for diagnosis. Previous case reports describe severe postdelivery flares that require higher steroid doses. Obstetrical providers need to be familiar with this disease although it is rare, as this condition can be easily confused with other dermatoses of pregnancy. Adequate treatment is imperative for the physical and psychological well-being of the mother and infant. Sadie Henry Copyright © 2014 Sadie Henry. All rights reserved. Late Isolated Central Nervous System Relapse from Ovarian Serous Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:02:21 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/297307/ Central nervous system involvement by ovarian serous adenocarcinoma is rare. We report a case of a 60-year-old woman that developed brain metastasis as isolated site of relapse 4.5 years after a complete resection and adjuvant chemotherapy for a stage Ic disease. She proceeded to a craniotomy with resection of the lesion and, subsequently, to a whole brain radiotherapy. Nineteen months later, she developed carcinomatous meningitis as isolated site of recurrence. Patient was submitted to intrathecal chemotherapy with methotrexate; however, she died from progressive neurologic involvement disease few weeks later. Tiago Biachi de Castria, Sylvia Regina Quintanilha Rodrigues, and Maria del Pilar Estevez Diz Copyright © 2014 Tiago Biachi de Castria et al. All rights reserved. Physical Therapy in the Management of Pelvic Floor Muscles Hypertonia in a Woman with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:32:50 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/306028/ Background. Pelvic floor (PF) hypertonic disorders are a group of conditions that present with muscular hypertonia or spasticity, resulting in a diminished capacity to isolate, contract, and relax the PF. Their presentation includes voiding and sexual dysfunctions, pelvic pain, and constipation. Various factors are associated, such as complicated vaginal birth, muscular injury, scar tissue formation, and neuropathies. Study Design. The case of a single patient will be presented, together with the management strategies employed. Case Description. A woman with hereditary spastic paraparesis and a history of muscle spasticity and urinary and fecal complaints since childhood. She presented to this institution seeking treatment for pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, constipation, and micturition problems. A physical therapy protocol was developed, with the trial of several treatment modalities. Outcome. After some failed attempts, perineal and pelvic floor stretching proved to be very efficacious therapies for this patient’s complaint, leading to improved pain during intercourse, constipation, pelvic pain, and urinary stream. Discussion. PF spasticity can lead to severe disability and interfere with daily basic functions, such as micturition and evacuation. Physical therapy plays an essential role in the management of these patients and can lead to significant improvement in quality of life. Aline Moreira Ribeiro, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira, Elaine Cristine Lemes Mateus-Vasconcelos, Rafael Mendes Moroni, Luciane Maria Oliveira Brito, and Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito Copyright © 2014 Aline Moreira Ribeiro et al. All rights reserved. Laparoscopic Management of an Abdominal Pregnancy Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:48:47 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/562731/ Background. Ectopic pregnancy is one of the leading causes of significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Abdominal surgeries increase the risk of postoperative adhesions. We here present a case of omental ectopic pregnancy in a patient with a prior history of cesarean section. Case. A 20-year-old female presented with a two-day history of crampy lower abdominal pain. Patient was hemodynamically stable with a beta HCG of 1057 mI/mL. Transvaginal ultrasound did not show an intrauterine pregnancy but revealed an ill-defined mass in the midline pelvis extending to the right of the midline. Diagnostic laparoscopy revealed large clots in the pelvis with normal uterus and adnexa. Intra-abdominal survey revealed an omental adhesion close to the right adnexa with a hematoma. Partial omentectomy was completed and the portion of the omentum with the hematoma was sent to pathology for confirmation. Final pathology confirmed the presence of chorionic villi consistent with products of conception. Conclusion. Omental ectopic pregnancy is a rare diagnosis and often missed. We recommend careful intra-abdominal survey for an ectopic pregnancy in the presence of hemoperitoneum with normal uterus and adnexa. This can be safely achieved using laparoscopy in early gestational ages when the patient is hemodynamically stable. Aarthi Srinivasan and Suzanne Millican Copyright © 2014 Aarthi Srinivasan and Suzanne Millican. All rights reserved. Pemphigoid Gestationis in a Third Trimester Pregnancy Sun, 09 Nov 2014 09:46:50 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/127628/ Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) is a rare vesiculobullous dermatosis of pregnancy. It is commonly seen in second or third trimester. The diagnosis is frequently made with direct immunofluorescence studies of perilesional skin. Prompt recognition and appropriate management may reduce morbidity of this disease. Herein we present a case of pemphigoid gestationis occurring in a 33-year-old primigravida woman with symptoms of generalized pruritus. Şenol Şentürk, Nursel Dilek, Yeşim Bayoğlu Tekin, Sabri Çolak, Betül Gündoğdu, and Emine Seda Güvendağ Güven Copyright © 2014 Şenol Şentürk et al. All rights reserved. Retained Intra-Abdominal Surgical Clamp Complicating Emergency Laparotomy: Incidental Finding on Hysterosalpingogram for Evaluation of Tubal Infertility Sun, 09 Nov 2014 09:26:28 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/963454/ The finding of intraperitoneal foreign body complicating surgical intervention broadly remains as an issue of safety in the operative room, a source of emotive concern for the patient, and an upsetting but equally embarrassing situation to the surgeon and the team. However, in the media world, it is a source of sumptuous and captivating headline on the newspaper and to the legal profession, an attractive case to prosecute. A middle age teacher presented with secondary infertility. She had emergency laparotomy fifteen years ago for ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy in a private hospital and postoperative period was uneventful. Amongst other investigations to find out the cause of infertility, she had hysterosalpingography and a radio-opaque clamp was visualized on the films. She was counselled and had laparotomy. A pair of surgical Kocher clamps was retrieved buried in the mesentery. Adebiyi Gbadebo Adesiyun, Nkeiruka Ameh, Hajaratu Umar-Sullayman, Solomon Avidime, and Rabia’t Aliyu Copyright © 2014 Adebiyi Gbadebo Adesiyun et al. All rights reserved. Successful Management of a Cesarean Scar Defect with Dehiscence of the Uterine Incision by Using Wound Lavage Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:18:41 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/421014/ Cesarean scar defects (CSDs) that can be visualized using transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) may cause prolonged menstruation, irregular genital bleeding, and secondary infertility; surgical repair is sometimes necessary. We present a case of CSD, with dehiscence of the uterine incision, which was managed using wound lavage. A 38-year-old woman (gravida 4, para 4) had delivered her third and fourth children by cesarean section. Upon the resumption of menstruation, 9 months after her second cesarean section, she demonstrated prolonged menstruation and the presence of a menstrual fistula due to dehiscence of the cesarean section incision from the myometrium to the serosa. We treated the defect by lavaging with a physiological saline solution. After lavaging the wound 3 times, spontaneous healing of the dehiscent muscle layer was successfully achieved. The treatment was complication-free and the healing of the muscle layer has been maintained for more than 8 months. Akinori Ida, Yoko Kubota, Maiko Nosaka, Koichi Ito, Hiroshi Kato, and Yoshiyuki Tsuji Copyright © 2014 Akinori Ida et al. All rights reserved. Cornual Heterotopic Pregnancy after Bilateral Salpingectomy and Uterine Septum Resection Resulting in Term Delivery of a Healthy Infant Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:46:36 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/157030/ Heterotopic pregnancy is the simultaneous occurrence of two or more implantation sites. A 25-year-old infertile patient with a history of bilateral salpingectomy, uterine septum resection, and left cornual resection was diagnosed with heterotopic pregnancy in her second in vitro fertilization trial. She attended our clinic when she was 7-week pregnant, complaining initially of severe abdominal pain. Findings associated with peritoneal irritation were positive during the physical examination. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed right cornual ectopic pregnancy with a live fetus in the middle of the uterine cavity. Also free fluid was noted in the pelvis. A diagnosis of heterotopic pregnancy with rupture of the cornual pregnancy was made. She underwent emergency laparoscopy with aspiration of the ruptured ectopic pregnancy, suturing to the entire visible cornual margins, and assurance of good haemostasis. Her recovery was uneventful and she continued receiving care in our obstetric unit. She delivered a healthy newborn by cesarean section at term. Serkan Oral, Yaşam Kemal Akpak, Nilay Karaca, Ali Babacan, and Kadir Savan Copyright © 2014 Serkan Oral et al. All rights reserved. Clear Cell Carcinoma Arising from Cesarean Section Scar Endometriosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/642483/ Introduction. The incidence of endometriosis affecting skin tissue represents only 0.5–1.0% of all endometriosis cases. A malignancy in the abdominal wall arising from endometriosis following cesarean section is even rarer; only 21 cases have previously been reported. The therapeutic strategy has not been determined because of the limited cases. We report a case of clear cell adenocarcinoma arising in the abdominal wall from endometriosis tissues following cesarean section and review previous literature to achieve the optimal treatment and better prognosis. Case Presentation. A 60-year-old woman presented with a growing mass at the left side of a cesarean section scar. Radical resection of the abdominal wall mass was performed. Histopathological examination showed a clear cell adenocarcinoma. Benign endometrium-like tissues were found adjacent to the cancer lesion in the excised specimen, suggesting malignant transformation from endometriosis of the abdominal wall. Discussion. Local resection was performed in 10 cases (47.6%) and total abdominal hysterectomy or oophorectomy was conducted in 11 cases (52.4%). No malignant lesions were observed in either the uterus or adnexa that were resected. These cases may be expected to increase with increasing incidence of cesarean section. The significance of the extensional resection should be further elucidated. Sakura Ijichi, Taisuke Mori, Izumi Suganuma, Takuro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Matsushima, Fumitake Ito, Makoto Akiyama, Izumi Kusuki, and Jo Kitawaki Copyright © 2014 Sakura Ijichi et al. All rights reserved. Prenatal Diagnosis of a Fetus with Ring Chromosomal 15 by Two- and Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:31:13 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/495702/ We report on a prenatal diagnosis of ring chromosome 15 in a fetus with left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and severe intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). A 31-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 1, was referred because of increased nuchal translucency at gestational age of 13 weeks. Comprehensive fetal ultrasound examination was performed at 19 weeks revealing an early onset IUGR, left CDH with liver herniation, and hypoplastic nasal bone. Three-dimensional ultrasound (rendering mode) showed low set ears and depressed nasal bridge. Amniocentesis was performed with a result of a 46,XX,r(15) fetus after a cytogenetic study. A 1,430 g infant (less than third percentile) was born at 36 weeks. The infant presented with respiratory failure and died at 2 h of life. Postnatal karyotype from the umbilical cord confirmed the diagnosis of 15-ring chromosome. We described the main prenatal 2D- and 3D-ultrasound findings associated with ring chromosome 15. The interest in reporting the present case is that CDH can be associated with the diagnosis of 15-ring chromosome because the critical location of the normal diaphragm development is at chromosome 15q26.1-q26.2. Ingrid Schwach Werneck Britto, Sandra Regina Silva Herbest, Giselle Darahem Tedesco, Carolina Leite Drummond, Luiz Claudio Silva Bussamra, Edward Araujo Júnior, Rodrigo Ruano, Simone Hernandez Ruano, and José Mendes Aldrighi Copyright © 2014 Ingrid Schwach Werneck Britto et al. All rights reserved. Postpartum Prolapsed Leiomyoma with Uterine Inversion Managed by Vaginal Hysterectomy Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:53:36 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/435101/ Background. Uterine inversion is a rare, but life threatening, obstetrical emergency which occurs when the uterine fundus collapses into the endometrial cavity. Various conservative and surgical therapies have been outlined in the literature for the management of uterine inversions. Case. We present a case of a chronic, recurrent uterine inversion, which was diagnosed following spontaneous vaginal delivery and recurred seven weeks later. The uterine inversion was likely due to a leiomyoma. This late-presenting, chronic, recurring uterine inversion was treated with a vaginal hysterectomy. Conclusion. Uterine inversions can occur in both acute and chronic phases. Persistent vaginal bleeding with the appearance of a prolapsing fibroid should prompt further investigation for uterine inversion and may require surgical therapy. A vaginal hysterectomy may be an appropriate management option in select populations and may be considered in women who do not desire to maintain reproductive function. Kelly L. Pieh-Holder, Heidi Bell, Tana Hall, and James E. DeVente Copyright © 2014 Kelly L. Pieh-Holder et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Misdiagnosed Cesarean Scar Pregnancy with a Viable Birth at 28 Weeks Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/375685/ We report our experience with a case of presumptive cesarean scar pregnancy, based on detection of a gestational sac (GS) in early pregnancy at the site of a previous cesarean scar. The GS grew into the uterine cavity as the pregnancy progressed, showing an ultrasound image similar to that of a normal pregnancy. Thus, the pregnancy continued, resulting in a viable birth at 28 weeks of gestation. Cesarean scar pregnancy is classified as myometrial implantation or implantation growth into the uterine cavity. In the latter type, the gestational sac moves upward with increasing gestational weeks and it shows the same ultrasound image as a normal pregnancy. Therefore, the diagnosis must be made in the early pregnancy. Sakiko Nukaga, Shigeru Aoki, Kentaro Kurasawa, Tsuneo Takahashi, and Fumiki Hirahara Copyright © 2014 Sakiko Nukaga et al. All rights reserved. Surgical Management of Massive Labial Edema in a Gravid Preeclamptic Diabetic Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:54:36 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/935267/ Background. Massive labial edema is a rare complication during pregnancy that can jeopardize vaginal delivery, as well as leading to maternal and fetal morbidity. It can be related to systemic pathologies, but has been commonly associated with preeclampsia and diabetes. This increased and sometimes longstanding pressure may result in a “labial compartment syndrome” leading to microvascular damage and tissue necrosis if not resolved in a timely fashion. Case. Massive labial edema was treated first conservatively and then surgically in a gravid diabetic patient with severe preeclampsia. Immediately after Cesarean section, the labial compartment syndrome was relieved surgically and resolved rapidly. Conclusion. When conservative attempts at management of labial edema fail, or rapid resolution is critical to maternal and fetal outcome, surgical alternatives should be considered. Jennifer S. Lindsey and James E. DeVente Copyright © 2014 Jennifer S. Lindsey and James E. DeVente. All rights reserved. Disseminated Cancer in Pregnancy: Krukenberg Tumour Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:20:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/216969/ Disseminated cancer presenting in pregnancy is extremely rare and its presentation can easily be obscured by pregnancy and physiological changes that occur with it. This case describes a patient who was diagnosed incidentally following investigations for preeclampsia. Despite initially being thought to be of low risk, the final diagnosis was that of metastasis from a primary cancer of an unknown origin, most likely a gastric adenocarcinoma. Although patients are under thorough observation throughout their pregnancy, this case highlights the potential need for additional investigations or adjustment of current practices. It also draws attention to the lack of sufficient reporting of cancer in pregnancy, which, considering its rarity, greatly influences how patients are managed. Sung-Hee Kim, Siti Rahimah Abd Halim, Naila Siddiqui, and Won-Ho Edward Park Copyright © 2014 Sung-Hee Kim et al. All rights reserved. Pregnancy following Radical Resection of Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:03:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2014/382535/ Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas is a rare tumor seen in predominately young women and carries a low malignant potential. We discuss a patient, who presented to our high risk clinic, with a clinical history of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas, predating her pregnancy. The patient had undergone previous surgery and imaging which had excluded recurrence of disease; however, increased attention was paid to the patient during her pregnancy secondary to elevated hormonal levels of progesterone, which any residual disease would have a heightened sensitivity to. In cases of pregnant patients with a history of pancreatic tumors, a multidisciplinary approach with maternal fetal medicine, medicine, and general surgery is appropriate and can result in a healthy mother and healthy term infant. James M. O’Brien, Debra Gussman, Ellen Hagopian, and Theodore Matulewicz Copyright © 2014 James M. O’Brien et al. All rights reserved.