Ureteral avulsion during uterine dilatation and evacuation: a case report.

  title={Ureteral avulsion during uterine dilatation and evacuation: a case report.},
  author={Norman L Meyer and Ilana B Addis and Gary H Lipscomb},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  volume={51 7},
BACKGROUND Ureteral injury during elective pregnancy termination is rare and has been reported only 8 times. Two of these cases involved avulsion, and 1 occurred during a second-trimester procedure. CASE Ureteral avulsion and damage to the lower colon occurred during second-trimester pregnancy termination. Although the ureter was initially thought to be intact on direct visualization of the pelvic ureter and stent placement, pathologic evaluation of the curettage specimen revealed a segment… CONTINUE READING

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