Int J Med Sci 2012; 9(5):387-390. doi:10.7150/ijms.3383

Case Report

A Large Amniocele with Protruded Umbilical Cord Diagnosed by 3D Ultrasound

Yun Sung Jo1, Min Jeong Kim2, Gui Se Ra Lee1, Sa Jin Kim2 ✉

1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea;
2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

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Jo YS, Kim MJ, Lee GSR, Kim SJ. A Large Amniocele with Protruded Umbilical Cord Diagnosed by 3D Ultrasound. Int J Med Sci 2012; 9(5):387-390. doi:10.7150/ijms.3383. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v09p0387.htm

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Abstract

An amniocele is a herniation of the amniotic sac through a uterine defect. Uterine rupture during pregnancy may develop as a result of a pre-existing injury, uterine anomaly, or unscarred uterus. A 30-year-old patient, with a history of 2 vaginal deliveries, presented an amniocele complicated by left fundal perforation and was evaluated with 3-dimensional ultrasound at 23 weeks. Because of worsening lower abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding, she underwent exploratory laparotomy. Herein, we report a uterine rupture with amniocele.

Keywords: Amniocele, Uterine rupture, 3D ultrasound, Pregnancy.