Andrology & Gynecology: Current Research.ISSN: 2327-4360

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Is early intervention using Mansoura-VV uterine compression sutures an effective procedure in the management of primary atonic postpartum hemorrhage? A prospective study

Abd Elaziz A El Refaeey

Mansoura University, Egypt

: Androl Gynecol: Curr Res


Background & Aim: Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death, uterine atony accounts for 75-90% of primary postpartum hemorrhage. The efficacy of the uterine compression suture in the treatment of atonic postpartum hemorrhage is timetested and can be said to be almost established. The aim of this study was to assess the role of the Mansoura-VV uterine compression suture as an early intervention in the management of primary atonic postpartum hemorrhage. Methods: This prospective observational study included 108 women with primary atonic PPH over a period of 44 months. Uterine atony was diagnosed when the uterus was soft and failed to respond to ordinary ecbolics. Early intervention by Mansoura-VV uterine compression sutures was carried out within 15 min of the second dose of ecbolics and before progressing to any further surgical procedure. Results: Following the Mansoura-VV uterine compression sutures, uterine bleeding was controlled in all except one patient (107/108 cases; 99.07%) who required additional bilateral uterine vessels ligation. Another case (0.93%) was subjected to re-laparotomy due to intra-peritoneal hemorrhage. Packed RBC transfusion was needed in 10 cases (9.25%). Admission to ICU was needed in 9 cases (8.33%) because of associated medical conditions. One week following the procedure, one case (0.93%) was diagnosed with hematometra. Conclusion: Early intervention in cases of primary atonic PPH using the Mansoura-VV uterine compression sutures is an easy, rapid and effective method in controlling PPH in low resource settings. [email protected]


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