Uterine contraction in pregnancy

Case contributed by Dr Nasir Siddiqui

Presentation

22yo woman G1P0, 11weeks by dates, with pelvic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Focal retroplacental mass/bulge that is isoechoic to the uterus. 

Case Discussion

Focal retroplacental mass/bulge that is isoechoic to the uterus. 

Differential Considerations

Diagnosis

Follow-up was performed to confirm diagnosis of uterine contraction. Note the resolution of the retroplacental bulge on follow-up imaging.

Doppler assessment is also useful (not shown here):

  • haematoma- there is no Doppler flow
  • uterine contraction- increased RI
  • myoma - little Doppler flow
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Case information

rID: 12277
Case created: 6th Nov 2010
Last edited: 29th Sep 2015
Tag: uterus
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