Title

Balloon tamponade in the management of postpartum haemorrhage: a review

RIS ID

32312

Publication Details

Georgiou, C. (2009). Balloon tamponade in the management of postpartum haemorrhage: a review. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 116 (6), 748-757.

Abstract

Obstetric haemorrhage is a significant contributor to worldwidematernal morbidity and mortality. Guidelines for the managementof postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) involve a stepwise escalation ofpharmacological and eventual surgical approaches. The method ofuterine tamponade using balloons has recently been added to thearmamentarium for managing PPH. There are various balloonsavailable including the Bakri, Foley, Sengstaken¿Blakemore, Ruschand condom catheter. This paper reviews these uterine tamponadetechnologies in the management of PPH.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02113.x