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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 16, Issue 1, Aug 2015 pp 92-95
An unusual case of uterine inversion: A case report
Shreya A Shriram1, U T Bhosale2
1P.G. Student, 2Professor, Department of OBGY, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Uterine inversion is a rare obstetric emergency. The incidence varies considerably and can range from 1 case in 2000 to 1 case in every 50,000 births. This postpartum complication has an academic importance due to its rarity and severity. When not immediately identified, the massive and often underestimated blood loss can lead to hypovolemic shock and maternal death that can reach 15% in some series. The best management options for this condition are not fully known, given the worldwide scarce experience of each obstetrical team managing this type of situation. There are several therapeutic strategies described in the literature, including drugs, manual maneuvers and surgical interventions. The aim of this article is to describe a case of complete acute uterine inversion after a normal delivery, and provide a literature review of uterine inversion, its definition, etiology, predictive and risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.