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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Journal of Radiology Case Reports

Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2017, Pages 15-21.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.3941/jrcr.v11i3.3054. Copyright © EduRad


Hemoperitoneum with hypovolemic shock from avulsion of a pedunculated leiomyoma is a rare but highly fatal condition that can occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma. We report a case of hemoperitoneum and hypovolemic shock secondary to a bleeding leiomyoma detected via computed tomography (CT) scan in a 39 year old premenopausal, gravida 0 female that presented with abdominal pain and became hemodynamically unstable in the emergency department. A preoperative bimanual exam revealed a mass consistent with a 20 week gestational uterus. Following fluid resuscitation, the patient underwent emergent myomectomy and ligation of the right uterine artery and was discharged home in good condition. © 2017, EduRad. All rights reserved.

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