Intrauterine air

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The presence of intrauterine air can sometimes be inferred by tiny internal echoes on ultrasound or foci of very low attenuation at computed tomography (CT). The term encompasses air within the uterine cavity as well as intramyometrial air.

It can arise from a number of situations

  • normal postpartum period 1,4: it may be seen in ~ up to 20% of healthy patients in the postpartum period
  • pelvic inflammatory disease / endometritis
  • post intrauterine instrumentation
  • abnormal fistulous connection with the gastrointestinal tract

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rID: 14951
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intra-uterine air
  • Intra-uterine gas
  • Differential diagnosis of intra-uterine air
  • Differential diagnosis of intra-uterine gas
  • Intra uterine gas
  • Intrauterine gas

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