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.
At the time of the manual extraction of the placenta, uterine inversion was noted.
Various aetiological factors have been linked to uterine inversion, though no obvious causes are found.
Uterine inversion was corrected abdominally by Haultain's procedure after vaginal myomectomy followed by abdominal hysterectomy.
If uterine inversion is recognized later, a uterine-relaxing agent such as nitroglycerine may be required.
Magnetic resonance imaging of pelvis confirmed uterine inversion. In view of anaemia patient was transfused 3 units of packed red cells.
When uterine inversion is detected, attempt replacement right away before the cervix has a chance to close.
Uterine inversion is a life threatening obstetric emergency.
Uterine inversion during caesarean is noted very rarely.