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Reduction of subacute uterine inversion by Haultain’s method: A case report

E M Ziki

Abstract


Uterine inversion is a rare but potentially life-threatening obstetric emergency of unknown aetiology, which is often associated with inadvertent traction on the umbilical cord before separation of the placenta. Here we report a case of a 26-year-old woman who presented with a day’s history of uterine inversion after an attempt to remove a retained placenta following a second-trimester miscarriage. Reduction was attempted in casualty without success and she was taken to theatre for surgical reduction under anaesthesia. Reduction was eventually achieved using the Haultain method.


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E M Ziki, University of Zimbabwe

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Subacute uterine inversion; Haultain's method

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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2017;23(3):78-79. DOI:10.7196/sajog.1274

Article History

Date submitted: 2017-10-27
Date published: 2017-12-22

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