Published: 2021-06-22

Broad ligament hematoma after normal vaginal delivery: a rare case scenario

Mequanent T. Adow, Nebso G. Gechu, Dereje T. Eshete, Amanu G. Siraneh


Broad ligament hematoma is a very rare complication following normal vaginal delivery. This article reports broad ligament hematoma following normal vaginal delivery in a 25 years old para 2 still birth 1 woman after 3 hours of delivery. Based on clinical and transabdominal ultrasound examination broad ligament hematoma was diagnosed. She was on conservative management for 36 hours after confirming the diagnosis. Later, she developed symptoms of anemia and transabdominal ultrasound showed expanding hematoma and minimal hemoperitoneum. Surgical intervention decided and total hysterectomy was performed.


Broad ligament hematoma, Hysterectomy, Normal vaginal delivery, Uterine artery ligation

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