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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Reproductive Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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