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Short interpregnancy interval after B-Lynch uterine compression suture: a case report
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka University Graduate of Medicine, Osaka (Japan)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2016, 43(3), 434–436; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog2085.2016
Published: 10 June 2016
Purpose: The influence of the B-Lynch suture technique on subsequent fertility and pregnancy outcomes is not clear. In the present report, the authors describe the case of a very short interpregnancy interval following the successful placement of a B-lynch suture and discuss the associated problems. Materials and Methods: A 33-year-old-woman underwent cesarean section after undergoing artificial induction of labor and subsequent atonic postpartum hemorrhage. Placement of a B-Lynch brace suture successfully stopped the bleeding and preserved the uterus. The patient became unexpectedly pregnant only four months later, making the present case the shortest reported interpregnancy interval after a surgery involving the B-Lynch suture. Conclusion: In the present case, fertility was not affected, and obstetric complications (abortion, fetal growth restriction, preterm delivery, and placenta previa) were not observed. Adhesions between the abdominal wall and the surface of the uterus along the previous B-Lynch suture line were observed and irregular, large blood vessels were observed on the surface of the uterus. Further reports are expected to determine the influence of the B-Lynch brace suture technique on the subsequent pregnancy.