Puerperal inversion of the uterus

Shlomo Lipitz*, Yair Frenkel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Puerperal inversion of the uterus is a complication of the third stage of labor. The two main reasons are excessive cord traction and Crede fundal pressure. Its frequency in Israel is unknown. A case of acute, complete inversion of the uterus is presented, treated promptly by immediate reposition and manual separation of the placenta. The various modes of treatment are discussed. Puerperal inversion is a rare and dangerous complication. Prompt diagnosis and the proper choice of treatment will decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with this complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1988


  • Labor complication
  • Post-partum hemorrhage
  • Puerperal inversion
  • Uterus


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