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Presenting Features of Pyometra Including an Increase in Iatrogenic Causes

Kim, Tae-Hee MD; Lee, Hae-Hyeog MD, PhD; Chung, Soo-Ho MD

Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: October 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 316-317
doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3182217179
Case Reports

A retrospective case series of 14 patients were diagnosed with pyometra for 10 years at our hospital. We reported iatrogenic causes, such as radiofrequency or uterine artery embolization, and other pyometra causes in our hospital to provide guidance for diagnosis by a gynecologist.

Radiofrequency myolysis and uterine artery embolization are procedures to preserve the uterus, but serious complication of pyometra may occur.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Republic of Korea

Correspondence to: Hae-Hyeog Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, 1174 Jung-1-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyunggi-do, 420-767, Republic of Korea. E-mail:;

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