postpartum atony

postpartum atony

atony of the uterine walls after childbirth; often associated with obstetric hemorrhage.
Synonym(s): metratonia

post·par·tum a·to·ny

(pōst-pahr'tŭm at'ŏ-nē)
Slackness in the uterine walls after childbirth.
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The causes of PPH were as follows: postpartum atony in 212 patients, placental invasion anomalies in 81 patients, a uterine rupture in 7 patients, severe retroperitoneal hematoma secondary to lower genital tract injury in 8 patients, and uterine inversion in 2 patients.
Oxytocin, commonly used to prevent postpartum atony and haemorrhage, continues to generate controversy among anaesthetists and obstetricians caring for women having caesarean sections.
Uterine rupture, postpartum atony, vaginal lacerations, and bladder atony are among the potential problems.