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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|Issue number||2 II|
|State||Published - Sep 21 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology