VOLUME 41 - NUMBER 1 - 2020

Minilaparotomic incision for haemorrhagic corpus luteum: a case report

  • Leanza V., Mininni C., Di Grazia F.M., Genovese F., Carbonaro A., Leanza G., Palumbo M.
  • Clinical practice, 110-113
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  • Corpus luteum cyst rupture with consequent hemoperitoneum is a common cause of admission to the emergency room. This condition is frequently misdiagnosed because of overlapping of clinical findings in acute gynecologic diseases. However, an incorrect identification may lead to delay in surgical treatment, which can Romabe a life-threatening condition. Ultrasound (US) is the first technique used for diagnosis that can confirm or dismiss the presence of intraperitoneal fluid. Secondly, the contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is the quickest way to identify the site of active bleeding and to establish the correct management of the clinical condition. Herein, we report a case of a 19-years-old girl with acute abdominal pain correctly identified by diagnostic images and treated with mini-invasive surgery techniques in order to quickly act without clinic and aesthetic sequelae.

  • KEY WORDS: Corpus luteum - Acute abdomen - Luteal cyst - Mini-invasive laparotomic incision.