Uterine Sandwich Method: A Case of Posterior Placenta Previa in an In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy Complicated by Velamentous Cord Insertion.

Research paper by Joseph J Farshchian, Martin M Castaneda

Indexed on: 14 Jul '20Published on: 14 Jul '20Published in: Cureus


The risk of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and placental adhesion anomalies, including placenta previa, may be increased in pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other forms of assisted reproduction technologies. The uterine compression suture, known as the "uterine sandwich method," may be useful in pregnancies complicated by placenta previa. We report an unusual case of placenta previa complicated by velamentous cord insertion, which was treated by a B-Lynch suture, a Bakri balloon tamponade, and vaginal packing. Copyright © 2020, Farshchian et al.