Pulmonary Edema after Intramyometrial Sulprostone Administration: Two Case ReportsBrunella Guasconi*, Silvia Codeleoncini and Giorgio Barzoi
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Fatebenefratelli e Oftalmico Hospital, Milano, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Brunella Guasconi
Azienda Fatebenefratelli ed Oftalmico Milano, Milano, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date March 16, 2014; Accepted date December 29, 2014; Published date December 31, 2014
Citation: Guasconi B,Codeleoncini S, Barzoi G (2014) Pulmonary Edema after Intramyometrial Sulprostone Administration: Two Case Reports. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 4:261. doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000261
Copyright: © 2014 Guasconi B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sulprostone, a syntetic E2 analogue is given to increase uterine muscle tone and recommended for second –line treatment of atonic postpartum hemorrhage. Actually, his use in current clinical practice is increasing, specially after cesarean section; few clinical reports of side effects have been published and a recent large population-based study describe a low rates of severe side effects.
We present two cases of acute pulmonary edema in two patients after Cesarean section with sulprostone
administration directly into the myometrium.