Pyometra after thermal endometrial ablation

Matthew Schlumbrecht, Sunil Balgobin, Larry Word

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BACKGROUND: Pyometra is a rare but serious complication after thermal endometrial ablation. CASE: A 48-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and a prosthetic mitral valve underwent a thermal endometrial ablation for abnormal uterine bleeding. She subsequently developed pyometra that induced sepsis and cervical necrosis necessitating hysterectomy. CONCLUSION: The development of a pyometra after endometrial ablation is likely multifactorial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-540
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2 II
StatePublished - Sep 21 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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