IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 44 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog3878.2017

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Open Access Original Research
Surgical treatment of uterine atony: an assessment of final year obstetrics and gynecology residents in Turkey with a questionnaire
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1 Near East University, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lefkosa-TRNC, Mersin-10, Turkey
2 Medeniyet University, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4 Zeynep Kamil Education and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
5 Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey
6 Esenler Gynecology & Obstetrics and Children's Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
7 Klinikum Oldenburg University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oldenburg, Germany
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2017, 44(6), 899–904;
Published: 10 December 2017

Purpose of investigation: The objective of this study is to assess the approaches of last-year obstetrics and gynecology (Ob&Gyn) residents towards surgical treatment of uterine atony. Materials and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was used for the data collection. The questionnaire was sent to final year residents in the period from September 2013 to December 2014 through electronic mail or face-to-face conversation. Results: Last-year residents of Ob&Gyn preferred balloon tamponade as a first choice in nulliparous, but uterine compression suture for multiparous women in the management of uterine atony refractory to medical treatment during cesarean section. Uterine artery and internal iliac artery ligation came to forefront in the management of multiparous women. One fifth of residents did not watch any surgical intervention for uterine atony and most of them did not perform it before. Conclusion: The present results suggest that if residents do not perform or at least watch uterus-sparing procedures during their residency training, then a significant percentage of the residents could not perform these procedures by themselves except balloon tamponade.
Uterine atony
Balloon tamponade
Uterine compression suture
Obstetrics and gynecology resident
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