Couvelaire uterus


[Alexandre Couvelaire, Fr. obstetrician, 1873-1948]
A potential complication of placental abruption in which blood flows into the myometrium. Such a uterus is enlarged and tense; it contracts poorly and may occasionally rupture.
SYN: SEE: uteroplacental apoplexy

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