A Novel Atraumatic Tourniquet Technique for Excessive Bleeding during Cesarean Sections


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BUKE B., CANVERENLER E., AKKAYA H., AKERCAN F.

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2017/7171520
  • Dergi Adı: OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Özet

Objective. Controlling excessive bleeding in cesarean sections which may cause a life-threatening event even under well-prepared conditions. We used a novel atraumatic tourniquet technique to temporary arrest blood flow through the uterine and ovarian vessels and compare with other techniques. Toothless vascular clamps were used as clamp. Methods. Tourniquet technique performed postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) cases (19 out of 37) were compared with 18 other cases with PPH. Results. The difference between preoperative and postoperative hemoglobin values was significantly lower in the study group as well as the number of blood products needed during and after surgery. Conclusions. This technique not only prevented massive bleeding from the uterus but also allowed physicians time to consider the necessity of further interventions.