The role of ultrasound in the assessment of postpartum pathology

Author(s): Asli Ucyigit, Jemma Johns

Hospital: King's College Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 41, 486, 18-20


Portable and departmental ultrasound scanning has become an increasingly utilised investigative tool in the diagnosis of puerperal complications. It must be emphasised that an understanding of the normal ultrasonographic appearance of the postpartum uterus is a prerequisite for the accurate diagnosis of puerperal pathology. This article aims to review the current understanding and application of ultrasound in the puerperium, and evaluate the current evidence investigating the physiological and pathological findings of the postpartum uterus and its contents.

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