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Uterus wrapping: a novel concept in the management of uterine atony during cesarean delivery


Kimmich, N; Engel, W; Kreft, M; Zimmermann, R (2015). Uterus wrapping: a novel concept in the management of uterine atony during cesarean delivery. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015:195696.

Abstract

Uterine atony during cesarean delivery is a serious cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Management strategies include medical treatment with uterotonic agents, manual compression of the uterus, and interventional or surgical procedures. A novel technique to compress the uterus by wrapping it with an elastic bandage and its outcome in 3 cases of uterine atony during cesarean section are presented. Our novel method of intermittent wrapping of the uterus during cesarean delivery seems to be a successful additional approach in the management of uterine atony during cesarean delivery and may be an alternative treatment option to other compressing procedures in order to avoid high blood loss and last but not least postpartum hysterectomy.

Abstract

Uterine atony during cesarean delivery is a serious cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Management strategies include medical treatment with uterotonic agents, manual compression of the uterus, and interventional or surgical procedures. A novel technique to compress the uterus by wrapping it with an elastic bandage and its outcome in 3 cases of uterine atony during cesarean section are presented. Our novel method of intermittent wrapping of the uterus during cesarean delivery seems to be a successful additional approach in the management of uterine atony during cesarean delivery and may be an alternative treatment option to other compressing procedures in order to avoid high blood loss and last but not least postpartum hysterectomy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Obstetrics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:21 Dec 2015 13:52
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 16:02
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
ISSN:2090-6692
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/195696
PubMed ID:26380132

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