Acute puerperal uterine inversion : Case report

  • CM Mbaluka
  • LO Kumba

Abstract

Acute puerperal uterine inversion is a rare potentially life-threatening complication of the third stage of labour that should be expeditiously managed to avert maternal mortality. A 21-year primigravida who was admitted in labour had a spontaneous vertex delivery and her third stage of labour was complicated by uterine inversion. Manual repositioning of the uterus failed, but was successfully accomplished by Haltains surgical procedure. Prompt recognition and treatment is vital for successful management of acute uterine inversion.

Published
2016-03-02
Section
Articles

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