Manual removal of the placenta-its role in intrauterine adhesion formation

Abraham Colon, Arieh Raziel, Mordechai Pansky, Ion Bukovsky

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Objective-To determine the role of postpartum intrauterine manipulation of the uterine cavity in the formation of intrauterine adhesions. Patients and Methods-Diagnostic hysteroscopy was performed following manual removal of the placenta in 48 patients. Results-Intrauterine adhesions were observed in only one case (2%), and an incomplete uterine septum was found in seven cases (15%). Conclusions-Manual removal of the placenta does not seem to predispose to the formation of uterine adhesions. Incomplete uterine septum may be involved in some of the cases of retained placenta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-451
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Fertility and Menopausal Studies
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996


  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Intra-uterine adhesions
  • Manual removal (of placenta)
  • Retained placenta


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