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B-Lynch suture for massive persistent postpartum hemorrhage following stepwise uterine devascularization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18927949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effectiveness and safety of the B-Lynch suture for severe persistent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) following vessel ligation before considering hysterectomy and its impact on menstruation and uterine cavity. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary referral center. Population. Fifteen consecutive women who underwent B-Lynch suture for persistent PPH despite vessel ligation. METHODS: Data were retrieved from medical files and telephone interviews. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Hysterectomy, infection, hysteroscopy, future menstruations. RESULTS: In 13 of the 15 cases (86.7%), PPH occurred after cesarean deliveries. B-Lynch sutures controlled the hemorrhage and resulted in an avoidance of immediate hysterectomy in 12 of 15 cases (80%). The postpartum period was uneventful for 14 of 15 women (93.3%). In one case hysterectomy was required due to pyometra in an ischemic uterus. In the remaining 11 women where the uterus was preserved, ambulatory hysteroscopy was normal. No women reported any differences in menses or pain compared to that they experienced before pregnancy, or any clinical symptoms of early menopause. One woman reported a subsequent pregnancy with normal conception delay, whereas the ten remaining women had no desired pregnancy due to, in each case, the fear of PPH recurrence. CONCLUSIONS: B-Lynch technique appears to be an effective procedure with a relatively low morbidity to control persistent severe PPH following a failure of vessel ligation before considering hysterectomy.
Authors:
Loïc Sentilhes; Alexis Gromez; Kaïs Razzouk; Benoît Resch; Eric Verspyck; Loïc Marpeau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-16     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  2009-04-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1020-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rouen University Hospital, Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France. loicsentilhes@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cohort Studies
Female
Hemostasis, Surgical / methods
Humans
Menstruation
Postpartum Hemorrhage / surgery*
Pregnancy
Retrospective Studies
Suture Techniques* / adverse effects
Uterus / surgery*
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Comment In:
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2009;88(4):489-90; author reply 490-2   [PMID:  19235562 ]

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