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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Aug;169(2 Pt 1):317-21; discussion 321-3.

Control of postpartum hemorrhage with uterine packing.

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  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Augusta, GA 30901-2629.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

A historic survey of the literature and nine recent examples of uterine packing for control of postpartum hemorrhage are presented. Once a frequently practiced art, intracavitary packing for the control of uterine postpartum bleeding became a lost skill to most physicians after the 1950s. Objections to the practice are presented through a review of the literature.

STUDY DESIGN:

The technique of uterine packing is critical in the control of hemorrhage and is briefly reviewed.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

Whether used early or late in patient management, uterine packing for the control of postpartum hemorrhage is a safe, quick, and effective procedure.

PMID:
8362942
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