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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 659274, 3 pages
Case Report

Acute Hemoperitoneum after Administration of Prostaglandin E2 for Induction of Labour

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, West China Second Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China

Received 28 July 2015; Revised 10 September 2015; Accepted 13 September 2015

Academic Editor: Maria Grazia Porpora

Copyright © 2015 Zhenyu Zhang and Jiangyan Lou. 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.


Prostaglandin E2 is widely used in obstetrics and is thought to be relatively safe for cervical ripening and induction of labour. Here we present a case in which acute hemoperitoneum was observed after administration of prostaglandin E2 in a pregnant woman. The patient had a history of endometriosis, and a severe pelvic adhesion (ASRM stage IV) was found during her last laparoscopic surgery 3 years previously. In cases with endometriosis, use of prostaglandin E2 for induction of labour in pregnant women must be done cautiously.