Complete Uterine Inversion Managed With a Rusch Balloon Catheter

Azubuike Uzoma, Bolarinde Ola


Acute uterine inversion is a rare but very serious obstetric emergency which is highlighted by this case report. Risk factor here was the rapid labor with first to third stage lasting only 45 minutes and associated active pushing in the third stage. Even with the hallmark of massive post-partum hemorrhage, quick intervention resulted in adequate resuscitation. A modified hydrostatic method of reduction using the Rusch balloon catheter repositioned the uterus while serving the additional role of managing any further post-partum hemorrhage. The outcome was good due to multi-disciplinary co-operation, prompt management and senior involvement.

J Med Cases. 2010;1(1):8-9


Uterus; Inversion; Hemorrhage; Rusch balloon cathete

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