A Novel Treatment for Massive Hemorrhage after Maternal Trauma in Pregnancy
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Obstet & Gynecol
Univ Arizona, Dept Surg
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PublisherTHIEME MEDICAL PUBL INC
CitationGonzalez, M. G., Wei, R. M., Hatch, K. D., Gries, L. M., & Hill, M. G. (2019). A Novel Treatment for Massive Hemorrhage after Maternal Trauma in Pregnancy. American Journal of Perinatology Reports, 9(01), e27-e29.
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AbstractTrauma in pregnancy can lead to life-threatening hemorrhage. Conventional treatments of hemorrhage include medical and surgical management. However, if these measures fail uterine compression is an option to control bleeding. We present a case where this management was employed. A patient presented at 36 weeks of gestation with multiple injuries after a motor vehicle collision and experienced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The use of a Bakri balloon in combination with external compression with Coban, a sterile self-adherent bandage, after delivery temporized her bleeding and allowed her to become stable for further management. When other measures fail and a hysterectomy is considered unsafe, the combination of internal and external uterine compression is an option.
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