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pathologic retraction ring

pathologic retraction ring in Medicine

pathologic retraction ring n.
A constriction of the junction between the thinned lower uterine segment and the thick retracted upper uterine segment caused by obstructed labor; a sign of impending rupture of the uterus. Also called Bandl's ring.

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