Although no active bleeding was detected, the aneurysm of the LOA was considered to be the obvious cause for the haemoperitoneum
Although the authors demonstrate the advantages of the operative laparoscopy approach to the management of ectopic pregnancy, particularly in the low-cost setting, in eliminating patients with an Hb <8 g/dL, a pulse rate <100 beats/minute, and a systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg, they may have been managing patients with minimal haemoperitoneum
, whose outcomes would have been no different from women with unruptured ectopic pregnancies.
A positive pregnancy test prompted notification to the gynaecology team who performed ultrasonography imaging which revealed significant haemoperitoneum
. An immediate decision was made to perform laparotomy in view of the most likely diagnosis of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.
Key words: Complete mole, Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia, Haemoperitoneum
, Invasive mole, Trophoblast.
Others include intra-abdominal procedures, abdominal trauma, ruptured abdominal aneurysm, haemoperitoneum
, liver transplant, and fluid extravasation after endoscopic procedures.
. A record of 129 consecutive patients with notes on some unusual cases," British Journal of Surgery, vol.
As a rapid, sensitive and specific diagnostic test for the detection of pericardial tamponade, haemothorax and haemoperitoneum
, ultrasound is now established as an integral part of point of care management in many Level I trauma centres.
Of the complications of caesarean section, persistent bleeding from the wound occurred in 14 (7.0%) whilst wound infection and haemoperitoneum
was rare occurring in 2 (1.0%) each.
FAST is a rapid, four-view ultrasound examination carried out during the primary survey that assesses for haemoperitoneum
, haemothorax, and haemopericardium.
To study the incidence of organ damage and post-operative care in patients of blunt abdominal trauma with haemoperitoneum
managed by laparoscopy.