Retroperitoneal endometriosis following dilatation and suction curettage

P. E. Patton, R. Munsick, C. B. Coulam

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Uterine hemorrhage, perforation, and cervical injury are the major immediate complications of abortion; delayed complications have been less well reported (1). The following case shows that retroperitoneal endometriosis can result from unrecognized uterine perforation during a dilatation and suction curettage (D&S) abortion operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-470
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical forum
VolumeVOL. 36
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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