Laparotomic reposition of acute postpartal uterine inversion

Authors: M. Uhlířová;  M. Málek
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnické oddělení, Nemocnice Třebíč, p. o.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2023; 88(2): 92-94
Category: Case Report


Acute uterine inversion is a rare but one of the most serious complications of childbirth. This condition is defined as the collapse of the fundus into the uterine cavity. Maternal mortality and morbidity are reported to be 41%. In the management of uterine inversion, early dia­gnosis, anti-shock measures and attempting manual repositioning as soon as possible are important. If the initial manual repositioning fails, it is necessary to proceed with surgical intervention. Administration of uterotonic agents is recommended after successful reposition. This recommendation helps uterine contraction, thereby preventing recurrence of the inversion. If reposition is repeatedly unsuccessful, then a hysterectomy may be necessary. The aim of this paper is to present a case report from our department.


maternal mortality – uterine inversion – peripartum life-threating bleeding


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