Document Type



Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)


Acute puerperal uterine inversion is a rare but potentially fatal obstetric emergency in which the uterine fundus collapses into the uterine cavity. Maternal mortality is high unless the condition is recognised and quickly corrected. The duration of time elapsed from moment of diagnosis to that of correction, along with rapid resuscitation measures are of utmost importance in its prognosis. A recent case managed successfully is described followed by a short review of the literature.

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East African Medical Journal

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