uteroplacental apoplexy


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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.

uteroplacental apoplexy

apoplexy

(ap'o-plek?se) [Gr. apoplektikos, crippled by a stroke ]
1. Copious effusion of blood into an organ, as in abdominal apoplexy or pulmonary apoplexy.
2. An obsolete term for stroke, esp. of a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain.

esophageal apoplexy

An intramural hematoma of the esophagus.

pituitary apoplexy

Hemorrhage into or necrosis of the pituitary gland. Symptoms may include sudden headache, oculomotor palsy, peripheral visual deficits, and altered mental status. Treatment usually includes prompt administration of adrenal steroids.

uteroplacental apoplexy

Couvelaire uterus.

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