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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 801616, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Abruptio Placentae due to the Torsion of Gravid Uterus

Vittore Buzzi Children’ Hospital, Via Castelvetro 32, 20154 Milan, Italy

Received 12 October 2014; Revised 18 November 2014; Accepted 19 November 2014; Published 4 December 2014

Academic Editor: Eliezer Shalev

Copyright © 2014 S. Zullino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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.