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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2014 pp 252-253

Case Report

Massive secondary haemorrhage after vaginal hysterectomy: A life threatening event

V. S. Prasannakumar Reddy*, Sangeeta Chippa*, N. Bhavani**, K. Shrimannarayana***

*Assistant Professor, **Associate Professor, ***Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, M. N. R. Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Medak, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Academic Editor: Dr. Aher K. R.



This is a case report of a case of massive secondary haemorrhage after vaginal hysterectomy. She presented with 3rd degree uterine prolapse with severe anaemia. She underwent vaginal hysterectomy with anterior colporrhaphy and posterior colpoperineorrhaphy after correction of anaemia with blood transfusion. From 4th postoperative day, she had watery motions and haemorrhagic collection in the abdomen. On 8th postoperative day, she suddenly started with profuse vaginal bleeding for which laparotomy with vaginal exploration was done. Active bleeding from the vaginal vault was there which we controlled by taking haemoatatic sutures. This is a rare case of massive secondary haemorrhage which was life threatening for the patient and managed successfully.