Cullen’s sign following ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: To describe two cases of periumbilical hematoma (Cullen's sign) following ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University-affiliated teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): Two patients, 34 and 32 years old, who developed Cullen's sign following ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval. INTERVENTION(S): Workup for pancreatitis and coagulopathies. Laparoscopy was preformed in one patient. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Resolution of the symptoms. RESULT(S): Pancreatitis, coagulopathy, and massive hemoperitoneum were ruled out. Symptoms resided within two weeks. CONCLUSION(S): The appearance of a periumbilical hematoma (Cullen's sign) following ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval reflects a retroperitoneal hematoma of a benign course.

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publication date

  • January 2006