Spontaneous prolonged hypertonic uterine contractions (essential uterine hypertonus) and a possible infective etiology.

Title

Spontaneous prolonged hypertonic uterine contractions (essential uterine hypertonus) and a possible infective etiology.

Creator

Meniru G I; Brister E; Nemunaitis-Keller J; Gill P; Krew M; Hopkins M P

Publisher

Archives of gynecology and obstetrics

Date

2002
2002-08

Description

The management of a pregnant woman presenting with prolonged hypertonic uterine contractions (essential uterine hypertonus) and mildly elevated temperature at term is described. Histology of the placenta, cord and membranes, following delivery, revealed evidence of chorioamnionitis, funisitis and deciduitis. Our findings raise the possibility that essential uterine hypertonus may have an infective or inflammatory component to its etiology.

Subject

*Uterine Contraction; Adult; Cardiotocography; Cesarean Section; Chorioamnionitis/*complications/pathology; Diagnosis; Differential; Female; Humans; Infant; Muscle Hypertonia/*diagnosis/etiology; Newborn; Obstetric Labor Complications/*diagnosis/etiology; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Trimester; Third

Rights

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Pages

238–240

Issue

4

Volume

266

Citation

Meniru G I; Brister E; Nemunaitis-Keller J; Gill P; Krew M; Hopkins M P, “Spontaneous prolonged hypertonic uterine contractions (essential uterine hypertonus) and a possible infective etiology.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3185.

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