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Endometritis
Barton F. Lane, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Endometrial infection
              • Definitions

                • Polymicrobial infection resulting from ascending spread of organisms from cervix into uterus

              IMAGING

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Gonzalo-Carballes M et al: A pictorial review of postpartum complications. Radiographics. 40(7):2117-41, 2020
                                      2. Gupta A et al: Imaging of the endometrium: physiologic changes and diseases: women's imaging. Radiographics. 37(7):2206-7, 2017
                                      3. Plunk M et al: Imaging of postpartum complications: a multimodality review. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 200(2):W143-54, 2013
                                      4. Cicchiello LA et al: Ultrasound evaluation of gynecologic causes of pelvic pain. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 38(1):85-114, viii, 2011
                                      5. Müngen E et al: Postabortion Doppler evaluation of the uterus: incidence and causes of myometrial hypervascularity. J Ultrasound Med. 28(8):1053-60, 2009
                                      6. Vandermeer FQ et al: Imaging of acute pelvic pain. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 52(1):2-20, 2009
                                      7. Rufener SL et al: Sonography of uterine abnormalities in postpartum and postabortion patients: a potential pitfall of interpretation. J Ultrasound Med. 27(3):343-8, 2008
                                      8. Faro S: Postpartum endometritis. Clin Perinatol. 32(3):803-14, 2005
                                      9. Ledger WJ: Post-partum endomyometritis diagnosis and treatment: a review. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 29(6):364-73, 2003
                                      10. Savelli L et al: Transvaginal sonographic appearance of anaerobic endometritis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 21(6):624-5, 2003
                                      11. Eckert LO et al: Endometritis: the clinical-pathologic syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 186(4):690-5, 2002
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                                      References
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Endometrial infection
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Polymicrobial infection resulting from ascending spread of organisms from cervix into uterus

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Gonzalo-Carballes M et al: A pictorial review of postpartum complications. Radiographics. 40(7):2117-41, 2020
                                                                          2. Gupta A et al: Imaging of the endometrium: physiologic changes and diseases: women's imaging. Radiographics. 37(7):2206-7, 2017
                                                                          3. Plunk M et al: Imaging of postpartum complications: a multimodality review. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 200(2):W143-54, 2013
                                                                          4. Cicchiello LA et al: Ultrasound evaluation of gynecologic causes of pelvic pain. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 38(1):85-114, viii, 2011
                                                                          5. Müngen E et al: Postabortion Doppler evaluation of the uterus: incidence and causes of myometrial hypervascularity. J Ultrasound Med. 28(8):1053-60, 2009
                                                                          6. Vandermeer FQ et al: Imaging of acute pelvic pain. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 52(1):2-20, 2009
                                                                          7. Rufener SL et al: Sonography of uterine abnormalities in postpartum and postabortion patients: a potential pitfall of interpretation. J Ultrasound Med. 27(3):343-8, 2008
                                                                          8. Faro S: Postpartum endometritis. Clin Perinatol. 32(3):803-14, 2005
                                                                          9. Ledger WJ: Post-partum endomyometritis diagnosis and treatment: a review. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 29(6):364-73, 2003
                                                                          10. Savelli L et al: Transvaginal sonographic appearance of anaerobic endometritis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 21(6):624-5, 2003
                                                                          11. Eckert LO et al: Endometritis: the clinical-pathologic syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 186(4):690-5, 2002