Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 195--197

A case of Couvelaire uterus with coagulation dysfunction saved successfully with SR PPH suction cannula


Hemmanur Samartha Ram1, Dommety Swetha2 
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sandhyaram Maternity Hospital, Katampazhi Puram, Palakkad Dst., Kerala, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Maternity Hospital, Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Thirupathi, Chitto, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hemmanur Samartha Ram
Sandhya Ram Maternity Hospital, Katampazhipuram, Palakkad - 678 633, Kerala
India

Couvelaire uterus is one of the complications associated with placental abruption, and the incidence is around 1%. Blood seeps into the uterine musculature and reaches beneath the serosa. The uterus shows the signs of ecchymosis, flabby, cannot contract and retract and results in atonic post partum hemorrhage (PPH). As this uterus likely to bleed in postoperativee period, the treatment of choice is obstetric hysterectomy. In such cases, the women lose their fertility function. In this case, we have successfully used samartha ram post partum hemorrhage (SR PPH) suction cannula to achieve contraction and retraction and saved the uterus.


How to cite this article:
Ram HS, Swetha D. A case of Couvelaire uterus with coagulation dysfunction saved successfully with SR PPH suction cannula.Trop J Obstet Gynaecol 2020;37:195-197


How to cite this URL:
Ram HS, Swetha D. A case of Couvelaire uterus with coagulation dysfunction saved successfully with SR PPH suction cannula. Trop J Obstet Gynaecol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Aug 5 ];37:195-197
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