Case Report

Incidental amniocele in a case of antepartum haemorrhage

Sheree C. Gray, Jacobus A. Pienaar, Zelia Sofianos, Jacob Varghese, Ilonka Warnich
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 24, No 1 | a1817 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v24i1.1817 | © 2020 Sheree C. Gray, Jacobus A. Pienaar, Zelia Sofianos, Jacob Varghese, Ilonka Warnich | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 October 2019 | Published: 06 February 2020

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Sheree C. Gray, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Klerksdorp/ Tshepong Hospital Complex, Klerksdorp, South Africa
Jacobus A. Pienaar, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Klerksdorp/ Tshepong Hospital Complex, Klerksdorp, South Africa
Zelia Sofianos, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Klerksdorp/ Tshepong Hospital Complex, Klerksdorp, South Africa
Jacob Varghese, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Klerksdorp/ Tshepong Hospital Complex, Klerksdorp, South Africa
Ilonka Warnich, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


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Abstract

An amniocele, or contained uterine rupture, is a phenomenon in which there is herniation of the amniotic sac through a uterine defect, secondary to various causes. It is associated with severe morbidity and mortality. This case presents the findings in a 36-year-old female at 29 weeks gestation who was initially managed as antepartum haemorrhage secondary to placenta previa, based on ultrasound. Upon further imaging, an amniocele was diagnosed. This case report illustrates the importance of early identification of this life-threatening condition.

Keywords

amniocele; contained uterine rupture; foetal imaging; antepartum haemorrhage; placenta previa.

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