Retained Products of Conception Associated with Intravasation of Hysterosalpingogram Contrast and Hysteroscopic Distention Media: A Case Report

Kyle J. Tobler, Sarah Oman, Lisa A. Kolp

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BACKGROUND: Hysteroscopic resection of retained products of conception has not been previously described to increase the risk for volume overload at the time of hysteroscopy.

CASE: A 35-year-old woman with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss was evaluated by a hysterosalpingogram that identified retained products of conception with adjacent contrast intravasation. She underwent a hysteroscopic resection of the uterine septum and products of conception. During the 15 minute operating time she developed a fluid deficit of 2,300 cc of 3% sorbitol with resulting hyponatremia despite normal pressure and flow settings on the fluid management equipment.

CONCLUSION: When a hysterosalpingogram demonstrates likely retained products of conception with an accompanying intravasation of contrast media, the provider should consider this finding a potential risk factor for excess intravasation of hysteroscopic distention media and take additional precautions to avoid volume overload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


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