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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 2 ( April-June, 2020 ) > List of Articles


Ultrasound Examination of the Uterine Scar after Cesarean Section: Isthmocele, Scar Pregnancy, Niche of Myometrium, and Low Uterine Segment Thickness

Safonova Inessa

Keywords : Isthmocele, Scar pregnancy, Ultrasound, Uterine scar after cesarean section, Vaginal birth trial

Citation Information : Inessa S. Ultrasound Examination of the Uterine Scar after Cesarean Section: Isthmocele, Scar Pregnancy, Niche of Myometrium, and Low Uterine Segment Thickness. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2020; 14 (2):85-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1632

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


The article is concerned with a review of contemporary concepts of the possibilities of ultrasound (US) evaluation of the uterine scar after the cesarean section (USCS) and provides clinical examples illustrated with US images. The possibilities of ultrasonographic evaluation of USCS abnormalities in nonpregnant patients as well as in the early stages of pregnancy are considered. The images of rare USCS abnormalities such as symptomatic isthmocele, scar pregnancy, and uterovesical fistula are presented. The possibilities of US for diagnostics of scar abnormalities in later pregnancy terms for prediction of successful vaginal delivery have been analyzed.

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