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Fatal non-traumatic spontaneous hemoperitoneum in second trimester of pregnancy--autopsy findings

Fatal non-traumatic spontaneous hemoperitoneum in second trimester of pregnancy--autopsy findings

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 18(3): 139-140

Spontaneous hemoperitoneum in second trimester of pregnancy is a very rare but lethal condition which demands prompt diagnosis and management for the survival of both mother and fetus. A 21-year old primigravida woman was presented at 29 weeks of pregnancy with acute abdominal pain and hypovolumic shock. In a District Hospital patient was managed conservatively and referred but was brought dead at tertiary level hospital. On autopsy gross hemoperitoneum was found without any injury and uterine artery found ruptured against the suspicion of brutal beating by the relatives of husband.

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PMID: 21420654

DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2011.01.012

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