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Case 32 - A 45-Year-Old Woman with Leg Weakness following a Vaginal Hysterectomy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 November 2021

Todd R. Jenkins
Affiliation:
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Lisa Keder
Affiliation:
Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus
Abimola Famuyide
Affiliation:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Kimberly S. Gecsi
Affiliation:
Medical College of Wisconsin
David Chelmow
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Summary

A 45-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 2, postoperative day 0 following a vaginal hysterectomy for menorrhagia due to uterine fibroids calls for assistance after falling when attempting to ambulate. At the completion of her procedure, her Foley catheter was removed. She attempted to ambulate to the bathroom but experienced a fall onto the bed when she attempted to bear weight on her left leg. She describes numbness of the left thigh. Her surgery was difficult due to the presence of multiple uterine fibroids but had no unusual complications. Estimated blood loss was 315 mL and operative time was 2.5 hours. She has a medical history of diabetes and tobacco abuse and a past surgical history of vaginal hysterectomy. She is currently taking metformin and has no known drug allergies.

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Surgical Gynecology
A Case-Based Approach
, pp. 95 - 98
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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