RSNA 2014 

Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2014


Imaging the Post-Cesarean Uterus: Acute and Chronic Sequelae

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Presented in 2014


Lindsey Marie Negrete, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Elizabeth Lazarus MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Ana P. Lourenco MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose


-Cesarean section delivery (C-section) accounts for nearly 1 in 3 births in the United States. -This surgery induces anatomical changes to the uterus that may lead to complications acutely and alterations in the imaging appearance of the uterus years later. -Our aim is to provide an understanding of the short and long-term complications affecting uterine integrity, implantation, and anatomy following C-section. - Identification of acute complications in the post-surgical uterus may affect patient care. -Familiarity with expected post-surgical anatomic changes on follow-up imaging will allow imagers to reassure patients and providers when these findings are encountered.  


1. Review spectrum of acute complications of C-section delivery: hematomas, uterine dehiscence and rupture, and pelvic thrombophlebitis. 2. Review imaging modalities: US, CT, and MRI, to diagnose acute findings. 3. Introduce cesarean scar defects (CSDs) and imaging findings that may indicate formation of CSDs. 4. Review imaging of C-section scar complications: cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy, scar dehiscence, and endometrial implants. 5. Demonstrate imaging appearance of post surgical anatomic changes on TVUS, sonohysterography, hysterosalpingography, and MRI.  


Cite This Abstract

Negrete, L, Lazarus, E, Lourenco, A, Imaging the Post-Cesarean Uterus: Acute and Chronic Sequelae.  Radiological Society of North America 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, - ,Chicago IL.