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Concealed post-partum haemorrhageaemor: A case report

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A woman with five previous normal vaginal deliveries and a history of right salpingectomy for ectopic preg-nancyhas sudden pain in term labour, with epidural analgesia. A concurrent worsening of fetal heart rate pattern with bradycardia urges quick vacuum delivery. Maternal post-partum pain and hemoglobin (Hb) drop suggest intra-abdominal haemorrhage. The combination of sudden, strong intra-partum pain and fetal distress should raise the suspicion of intra-abdominal haemorrhage. After vaginal delivery an accurate follow-up is mandatory.

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Haan, A. , Oostrum, N. and Herman, P. (2013) Concealed post-partum haemorrhageaemor: A case report. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3, 381-382. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2013.34070.

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