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Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Jan;55(1):12-6.

Management of acute and subacute puerperal inversion of the uterus.


Eighteen cases of acute and subacute puerperal inversion were studied to identify important predisposing factors and to assess management and postpartum morbidity. The study patients did not differ from case-matched controls in age, parity, duration of labor, type of delivery, or management of the third stage. The most common signs noted were hemorrhage (94%) and shock (39%). All inversions were recognized immediately and manually replaced within 60 minutes. Shock was treated prior to repositioning in all cases. Calculated blood loss averaged 1775 ml. There was no mortality nor febrile morbidity. The average hospital stay of the study patients and their case-matched controls was 3 days. Immediate recognition of uterine inversion and prompt initiation of therapy will ensure a normal postpartum course.

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