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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1999;42(2):412-415.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of the Torsion of the Term Pregnant Uterus with a Transverse Lie of the Fetus.
Seong Hoon Kim, Kyu Seob Jin, Sang Uk Yi, Seon Kyung Lee, Ju Yeop Huh, Sung Bo Kim
Abstract
Uterine torsion is defined as the mtation of more than 45 degrees around the long axis of the uterus or a rotation which is severe enough to produce symptoms. Torsion of the human pregnant uterus is a very rare complication. The diagnosis is problematic and is often made during a cesrean section due to inhibited labor. Torsion of the human pregnant uterus can be caused by myoma or other uterine abnormalities, ovarian cysts, adhesions, abnormal fetal presentations, or fetal abnormalities ( though no cause can be found in about 20% of cases ). Uterine torsion produces symptoms of varying severity depending on the degree of rotation, and duration of the pregnancy. High mortality rates for both mother and infant have been reported. We experienced one case of the torsion of term pregnant uterus and report this case with a brief review of the concerned literature.
Key Words: Human, Pregnancy, Uterine torsion


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