Author(s): Gungor T, Simsek A, Ozdemir AO, Pektas M, Danisman N,
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Abstract PURPOSE: To update the prevalence and risk factors of intractable postpartum hemorrhage (IPH) and evaluate the effectiveness of surgical treatment modalities. METHODS: Between January 2002 and January 2008, IPH diagnosis was made in 86 cases. They were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: Placental implantation abnormalities were the leading cause, responsible for 45.6\% of cases. Organ preserving surgery (OPS) methods were utilized in 47 cases, with a success rate of 76.6\%. Among these cases, 11 were proceeded to hysterectomy. Hysterectomy was performed in 45 cases as definitive treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Compression sutures were quite effective in controlling hemorrhage due to placenta accreta and previa. For women who are hemodynamically stable and desirous for future fertility, OPS modalities should be applied first. Shorter operating time, hospital stay and less blood transfusion were seen with subtotal type hysterectomy, so in case of nonbleeding lower uterine segment, subtotal type should be performed first.
This article was published in Arch Gynecol Obstet
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