Immediate postpartum ultrasound evaluation for suspected retained placental tissue in patients undergoing manual removal of placenta.

@article{Weissbach2015ImmediatePU,
  title={Immediate postpartum ultrasound evaluation for suspected retained placental tissue in patients undergoing manual removal of placenta.},
  author={Tal Weissbach and E Haikin-Herzberger and K Bacci-Hugger and Gil Shechter-Maor and Moshe D. Fejgin and Tal Biron-Shental},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={192},
  pages={37-40}
}
OBJECTIVES Approximately 1% of term deliveries are complicated by retained products of conception. Untreated, this condition may cause bleeding, infection and intrauterine adhesions. This study assessed whether performing routine bedside uterine ultrasound immediately after manual removal of the placenta reduced the occurrence of undiagnosed, retained products of conception and its associated complications. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was conducted using the records of patients who… CONTINUE READING

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