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doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000271213.60872.be
Case Reports

Pyometra After Thermal Endometrial Ablation

Schlumbrecht, Matthew MD1; Balgobin, Sunil MD1; Word, Larry MD1

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pyometra is a rare but serious complication after thermal endometrial ablation.

CASE: A 48-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and a prosthetic mitral valve underwent a thermal endometrial ablation for abnormal uterine bleeding. She subsequently developed pyometra that induced sepsis and cervical necrosis necessitating hysterectomy.

CONCLUSION: The development of a pyometra after endometrial ablation is likely multifactorial.

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