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Ginekologia i Poloznictwo
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Intrauterine balloon tamponade in the management of postpartum hemorrhage


Author(s): Ryszard Poręba, Krzysztof Nowosielski, Aneta Poręba, Anna Belowska

In case of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) a logical and systematic management based on HAEMOSTASIS algorithm is recommended. When the standard conservative treatment fails, more aggressive methods including: intrauterine tamponade, B-Lynch suture, uterine artery embolization, systematic pelvic devascularization and finally – hysterectomy, are introduced. The article presents different techniques of uterine tamponade, advantages and disadvantages of these techniques, what might be helpful in choosing the most effective and safe treatment of PPH