Non-puerperal inversion of the uterus caused by leiomyosarcoma: A case report and clinical management

Buyukkurt S. , Vardar M. A. , Zeren H., Ozgunen F. T.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, cilt.33, ss.402-406, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2007.00546.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.402-406


Uterine inversion is a rare complication of the postpartum period, but it is an even rarer complication of the non-puerperal period. A 49-year-old nulliparous woman was admitted to the hospital with the following complaints: abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain, anuria and a mass protruding from the vulva. The mass was removed by twisting and a laparotomy was required for massive bleeding due to the inversion. The diagnosis of complete inversion was made during the laparotomy. Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed and the pathological examination revealed a leiomyosarcoma. Uterine inversion in the non-puerperal period is an extremely rare event and it should be kept in mind that the cause of the inversion may be a malignant disease, like leiomyosarcoma.