uterine inertia


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Related to uterine inertia: Uterine atony, secondary uterine inertia

inertia

 [in-er´shah] (L.)
inactivity; inability to move spontaneously.
colonic inertia weak muscular activity of the colon, leading to distention of the organ and constipation.
uterine inertia sluggishness of uterine contractions in labor.

u·ter·ine in·er·ti·a

, primary uterine inertiasecondary uterine inertiatrue uterine inertia
absence of effective uterine contractions during labor; primary uterine inertia, true uterine inertia, uterine inertia that occurs when the uterus fails to contract with sufficient force to effect continuous dilation or effacement of the cervix or descent or rotation of the fetal head, and when the uterus is easily indentable at the acme of contraction; secondary uterine inertia, uterine inertia that occurs when the uterine contractions are initially vigorous but then decrease in vigor, and the progress of labor ceases.

u·ter·ine in·er·ti·a

, primary uterine inertia , secondary uterine inertia , true uterine inertia (yūtĕr-in in-ĕrshē-ă, prīmar-ē, sekŏn-dar-ē, trū)
Absence of effective uterine contractions during labor; occurs when the uterus fails to contract with sufficient force to effect continuous dilation or effacement of the cervix or descent or rotation of the fetal head, and when the uterus is easily indentable at the acme of contraction.
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Uterine inertia was corrected with combined therapy to increase myometrial activity using Oxytocin (50 I.U.
Similar results are found in this case wherein parturition was induced within 48 hours, using Valethamate bromide and calcium to accelerate the ripening of the cervix and uterine inertia.
As straining and relaxation of pelvic ligaments was not so prominent and there was a history of dystocia in previous calving, it was inferred that the case might be due to improper dilatation of cervix associated with uterine inertia. Per rectal examinations revealed large size foetus and confirmation of live foetus was made by ultrasonography.
On the basis of history and clinical observation, case was diagnosed as uterine inertia leading to cervical stenosis and decided to proceed further for induced parturition.
The two drugs most commonly recommended to treat uterine inertia, after fetal monitoring are Calcium and Oxytocin.
Cons idering the above condition it was diagnosed as dystocia due to uterine inertia and emergency cesarean section was planned.
The cause for dystocia in this case was foetal ascites, secondary uterine inertia and lack of qussion's reflex.
The causes of dystocia in goats are fetal maldisposition, fetopelvic disproportion and obstruction of birth canal, fetal abnormalities, uterine inertia, uterine deviation and uterine torsion (Purohit, 2012).