In abruption placenta group, Couvelaire
uterus was seen in 2 (3.6%) cases.
Retroplacental blood may penetrate through the thickness of the wall into the peritoneal cavity, a phenomenon known as Couvelaire
In this series of cases, there was no maternal death reported; couvelaire
uterus was detected in 18 women with placental abruption who gave birth by caesarean section; and caesarean hysterectomy was done in 13 cases of placenta previa (12 for placental adherence and one for intractable postpartum haemorrhage).
In 4 (3.3%) patients, abruptio placentae (couvelaire
uterus) associated with hypofibrinogenaemia required large quantities of blood and blood products before and during the surgery.
Directed by Louis-Pascal Couvelaire
. Screenplay, Luc Besson, Gilles Malencon, based on the comic book character created by Jean and Philippe Graton.
reported his efforts at bladder substitution in 1951, 4 decades would pass before this method would gain enthusiasm (Hendren, 1997).
Maternal complications include haemorrhagic shock, DIC, renal failure, ischaemic necrosis of distal organs, couvelaire
uterus leading to PPH.
"Michel Vaillant," dirctor, Louis-Pascal Couvelaire
; cast, Sagamore Stevenin, Peter Youngblood Hills, Diane Kruger.