A new method for the management of the retained placenta

A. Golan, A. L. Lidor, S. Wexler, M. P. David

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Normally, the uterine contractions that occur after delivery of an infant will result in spontaneous separation of the placenta within a few minutes. The precise reason for delay in detachment beyond this time is not always obvious. An abnormally adherent placenta is an uncommon condition, and the main predisposing factors involved are previous curettage, previous cesarean section scar, multiparity, and endometrial destruction after infection. If spontaneous separation of the placenta does not take place within 15 minutes of delivery, the accepted treatment in these cases is manual removal of the retained placenta with the patient under general anesthesia. We have used a new, quick, and safe method for separation and delivery of the retained placenta, which avoids the need for anesthesia and manual removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-709
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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