IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 39 / Issue 2 / pii/1630475555491-1588462277

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 46 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report
Uterine tamponade balloon for the management of massive hemorrhage during cesarean section due to placenta previa/increta
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1 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2012, 39(2), 255–257;
Published: 10 June 2012

Objective: Uterine tamponade with the Bakri catheter is effectively used as a treatment in postpartum hemorrhage and as a means to prevent fertility. Case: We present a case of a 40-year-old pregnant woman who had a massive hemorrhage during cesarean section who was successfully treated with a tamponade balloon. Furthermore, we comment on a similar technique – Logothetopoulos pack – which was first developed and used in our department in the early years of the previous century. Conclusion: A conservative technique such as the Bakri catheter is an alternative intermediate step to control postpartum hemorrhage when pharmaceutical methods fail and before proceeding to obstetric hysterectomy.
Bakri catheter
Tamponade balloon
Postpartum hemorrhage
Obstetrical bleeding
Placenta previa
Placenta accreta
Placenta increta
Logothetopoulos pack
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