World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports Volume No 6

Case Report Open Access

Traumatic vulvar hematoma at term pregnancy: How trivial?

Vani Aditya and Rashmi Malik
World Journal of Medical and Surgical Case Reports 2013, 2:17

Abstract

Background

The overall incidence of trauma during pregnancy is about 5 to 7%. Among the different injuries sustained, trauma to the vulva has not been reported. Even outside obstetrics, traumatic vulvar hematomas are rare. The incidence is not known and literature is limited to the reported cases. The present case addresses the issues related to the management of non obstetric traumatic vulvar hematoma in an obstetric patient at term gestation.

Case Presentation

A gravida 5 woman presented at term gestation with a traumatic vulvar hematoma which was successfully managed by emergency incision and drainage. An uneventful vaginal delivery ensued thereafter.

Keywords

hematoma, pregnancy, term, trauma, vulvar




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