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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2018, Vol. 45 Issue (6): 946-948    DOI: 10.12891/ceog4523.2018
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The utility of Doppler ultrasonography in diagnosis of delayed postpartum hemorrhage: a case report
D.H. Im1, J.M. Byun1, 2, *(), H.S. Jung3, D.H. Jeong1, 2, B.J. Min1, Y.N. Kim1, 2, E.J. Jung1, K.B. Lee1, 2, M.S. Sung1, 2, K.T. Kim1, 2
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan, South Korea
2 Paik Institute for Clinical Research, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan, South Korea
3 Department of Radiology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan, South Korea
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Abstract  
Although uncommon, delayed postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) can be caused by uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which can lead to severe mortality and morbidity in the mother. Therefore, accurate diagnosis and rapid treatment of uterine AVM may have a significant impact on a patient’s prognosis. In the present case, the patient had vaginal bleeding two weeks after the cesarean section and was referred to the present hospital. She was diagnosed quickly with AVM by Doppler ultrasonography and treated with selective uterine artery embolization leading to a full recovery. Here the authors report the usefulness of Doppler ultrasound for early diagnosis of uterine AVM causing delayed PPH in the light of this case.
Key words:  Delayed postpartum hemorrhage      Arteriovenous malformation      Doppler ultrasound     
Published:  10 December 2018     
*Corresponding Author(s):  JUNG MI BYUN     E-mail:  hellojungmi@hanmail.net

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D.H. Im, J.M. Byun, H.S. Jung, D.H. Jeong, B.J. Min, Y.N. Kim, E.J. Jung, K.B. Lee, M.S. Sung, K.T. Kim. The utility of Doppler ultrasonography in diagnosis of delayed postpartum hemorrhage: a case report. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2018, 45(6): 946-948.

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