Cullen's sign following ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval

Yaakov Bentov, Eliahu Levitas, Tali Silberstein, Gad Potashnik

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227.e9-227.e12
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume85
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Cullen's sign
  • Periumbilical hematoma
  • Ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval

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