Condom catheter: a simple and efficacious alternative of hysterectomy in postpartum haemorrhage
Keywords:Condom catheter, Peripartam hysterectomy, Postpartum hemorrhage, Uterine atony, Uterine tamponade
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the condom catheter in treating postpartum hemorrhage refractory to medical treatment.
Methods: This prospective study included 21 women with postpartum hemorrhage treated with a condom catheter as a conservative therapeutic option.
Results: The condom catheter was successful in controlling hemorrhage in 90.4% of the women. It was effective in all women with vaginal delivery (11 of 12) and highly effective in women with uterine atony who did not respond to medical uterotonic treatment (6 of 7 women).
Conclusions: Its ease of use and high effectiveness make the condom catheter a useful approach for the conservative management of acute postpartum hemorrhage. This device reduces bleeding, shortens the hospital stay and avoids the need for surgical management.
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