Couvelaire uterus


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Related to Couvelaire uterus: DIC, abruptio placentae, placenta accreta, uteroplacental apoplexy

Cou·ve·laire u·ter·us

(kū-vĕ-lār'),
extravasation of blood into the uterine musculature and beneath the uterine peritoneum in association with severe forms of abruptio placentae.

Couvelaire uterus

[ko̅o̅vəler′]
Etymology: Alexandre Couvelaire, French obstetrician, 1873-1948
a hemorrhagic process in uterine musculature that may accompany severe abruptio placentae. Extravasated blood effuses between the muscle fibrils and under the uterine peritoneum. The uterus takes on a purplish color and does not contract well. Also called uteroplacental apoplexy. See also abruptio placentae.
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Couvelaire uterus

Cou·ve·laire u·ter·us

(kū-vĕ-lār' yū'tĕr-ŭs)
Extravasation of blood into the uterine musculature and beneath the uterine peritoneum in association with severe forms of abruptio placentae.

Couvelaire,

Alexandre, French obstetrician, 1873-1948.
Couvelaire uterus - extravasation of blood into the uterine musculature and beneath the uterine peritoneum in association with severe forms of abruptio placentae. Synonym(s): uteroplacental apoplexy