Laparoscopic Management of Nonpuerperal Uterine Inversion

J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Jul-Aug;26(5):981-985. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2018.12.014. Epub 2018 Dec 25.


Uterine inversions are a rare entity, and most occur in the postpartum period. Nonpuerperal inversion accounts for only 16% of cases and are mostly associated with a submucous myoma. A 38-year-old woman with a submucous myoma presented with severe lower abdominal pain, acute retention of urine, and hypotension. Because the clinical examination was inconclusive due to severe pain and the ultrasound was dubious, diagnosis was made with magnetic resonance imaging. Successful laparoscopic hysterectomy was contemplated after correcting uterine inversion. This case highlights the diagnostic dilemmas and the key points during laparoscopic management of uterine inversion.

Keywords: Laparoscopy; Submucous myoma; Uterine inversion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy / methods*
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Leiomyoma / complications
  • Leiomyoma / surgery
  • Pelvic Pain / diagnosis
  • Pelvic Pain / etiology
  • Pelvic Pain / surgery
  • Uterine Inversion / etiology
  • Uterine Inversion / surgery*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / complications
  • Uterine Neoplasms / surgery