uterine inversion


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uterine inversion

A condition that may occur during the third stage of labor in which a relaxed uterus is turned inside out, causing the internal surface to protrude into the vagina. Uterine inversion most commonly is caused by traction on an umbilical cord attached to a yet-adherent placenta or to application of forceful fundal pressure to empty the uterus. It is accompanied by profound maternal blood loss if normal anatomical position is not restored immediately. Inversion also can occur during the fourth stage of labor if forceful fundal massage is applied to an uncontracted uterus without support of the lower uterine segment.
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Uterine inversion is a rare and life-threatening emergency, which calls for swift action from the managing clinicians.
Uterine inversion can be of various degrees, from partial to complete.
Pelvic examination at this time revealed a tender mass within the vagina that was suspicious for uterine inversion.
Patient was then posted for laprotomy and reduction of uterine inversion by Haultains method.
Uterine inversion is described as part of the uterus indenting towards and eventually prolapsed through the dilated cervix resulting in uterus being turned inside out.
If uterine inversion is recognized later, a uterine-relaxing agent such as nitroglycerine may be required.
Diagnosis of uterine inversion made and immediate reposition of uterus was tried in labour room OT under anaesthesia along with resuscitation and tocolytics (nitroglycerine), one unit of blood was in hand but reposition was not successful.
Trauma requires physical repair: replacement in cases of uterine inversion, repair of lacerations, and laparotomy m cases of uterine rupture, according to Dr.
Here, we present a case of uterine inversion during caesarean section.
When uterine inversion is detected, attempt replacement right away before the cervix has a chance to close.