Novel modification of B-Lynch uterine compression sutures for management of atonic postpartum hemorrhage: VV uterine compression sutures.

Research paper by Abdel-Aziz AA El-Refaeey, Ahmed A Gibreel, Muhammad M Fawzy

Indexed on: 15 Oct '13Published on: 15 Oct '13Published in: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research


The aim of this study was to demonstrate a novel modification of uterine compression sutures for use in women with primary postpartum hemorrhage and to evaluate its effectiveness.This was a prospective observational study. Nineteen patients with atonic postpartum hemorrhage were subjected to the novel VV uterine compression sutures at the time of cesarean delivery.The procedure was successful in 18 out of 19 women (94.7%) in controlling the bleeding and preserving the patient's uterus. Only one patient required supravaginal hysterectomy.VV compression sutures comprise an easy, safe and effective procedure that can be applied in cases of atonic postpartum hemorrhage.