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Emphysematous endometritis in stage III endometrial cancer
  1. Ali Al Sbihi1,
  2. Nouraldeen Manasrah1,
  3. Sarah Alqasem2 and
  4. Mohammad Abudalou3
  1. 1Internal Medicine, Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. 2Emergency/Internal Medicine, Luzmila Hospital, Amman, Jordan
  3. 3Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ali Al Sbihi; aalsbihi{at}dmc.org

Abstract

We report a case of emphysematous endometritis in a 65-year-old patient who has stage III, high-grade, poorly differentiated endometrial cancer; she was on chemotherapy. The patient developed pyogenic emphysematous endometritis complicated by hypovolemic shock and sepsis. She was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment with vasopressors and antibiotics. The shock was successfully managed and her hospital course was otherwise unremarkable.

  • cancer - see oncology
  • gynaecological cancer
  • gas/free gas

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  • Contributors AAS, the first author of the case, did most of the case writing, developed figures and discussed details. He also made the necessary changes as requested by the reviewer to address his questions/comments. NM helped with case presentation, physical examination, investigations and discussion review. SA reviewed the case segments in detail. MA proofread the case for any errors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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