Obstruction of forward flow of blood by the gravid uterus
, especially in cardiac arrest, where the arterial pressure and volume are already reduced.
15) MRI has a role in diagnosing appendicitis, particularly in the first and early second trimesters before the gravid uterus
gets very large.
Herniation of the gravid uterus
into anterior abdominal wall hernias, including umbilical hernias, has previously been reported.
Typically, pregnancy-related hydronephrosis will show tapering of the ureter to the point where it is extrinsically compressed by the gravid uterus
and posterior structures, often at the sacral promontory (Figure 16).
Avoiding interventions close to the gravid uterus
, of course, is always desirable.
In obstetric anaesthesia, it is important to know the effects that anaesthetic agents have on the gravid uterus
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Ultrasonography of the uterus showed a gravid uterus
of estimated 10 weeks' gestation.
On exploration, a non-communicating rudimentary horn of gravid uterus
was found on the left side, with a parous-size uterus on the right (Fig.
2) This predisposes the caecum to move freely especially in the presence of a gravid uterus
or during operative manipulation.
Hypotension after spinal anaesthesia for caesarean delivery results from sympathetic blockade, aortocaval compression by the gravid uterus
and increased venous capacitance secondary to the pooling of blood in the lower extremities and abdomen (1-4).
In addition, the gravid uterus
compresses and displaces abdominal contents, and abdominal wall laxity during late pregnancy may diminish signs of peritonitis.
If an intraoperative cholangiogram is needed during pregnancy, a lead shield should be employed to protect the gravid uterus
, and fluoroscopy should be used selectively, Dr.
Yussman MA, Haynes DM: Rupture of the gravid uterus
On the sixth post-operative day, the patient developed a prolapsed colostomy secondary to the gravid uterus
increasing in size.