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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 195696, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/195696
Case Report

Uterus Wrapping: A Novel Concept in the Management of Uterine Atony during Cesarean Delivery

Division of Obstetrics, University Hospital of Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland

Received 14 July 2015; Accepted 16 August 2015

Academic Editor: Michael Geary

Copyright © 2015 N. Kimmich et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Uterine atony during cesarean delivery is a serious cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Management strategies include medical treatment with uterotonic agents, manual compression of the uterus, and interventional or surgical procedures. A novel technique to compress the uterus by wrapping it with an elastic bandage and its outcome in 3 cases of uterine atony during cesarean section are presented. Our novel method of intermittent wrapping of the uterus during cesarean delivery seems to be a successful additional approach in the management of uterine atony during cesarean delivery and may be an alternative treatment option to other compressing procedures in order to avoid high blood loss and last but not least postpartum hysterectomy.