Uterine perforation

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Uterine perforation
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 S37
ICD-9 867.4-867.5

Uterine perforation is a potential complication of any intrauterine procedure. It may be associated with injury to surrounding blood vessels or viscera such as the bladder or intestine. If not diagnosed at the time of the procedure it can result in massive hemorrhage or sepsis. Risk factors include cervical stenosis during trans-cervical procedures or decreased strength of the myometrial wall as in pregnancy or menopause.[1]

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  1. ^ utdol.com > Uterine perforation during gynecologic procedures Author: Barbara S Levy, MD, PS. Retrieved on Feb 14, 2010