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Abdominal Reposition in Acute Inversion of the Puerperal Uterus

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      Summary

      • 1. Five cases of acute puerperal inversion of the uterus are reported ; four complete and one partial.
      • 2. In three instances manual reposition was attempted without success and was abandoned and the vagina packed on account of hemorrhage.
      • 3. Manual reposition in some cases is impossible and may be accompanied by such free, bleeding that it is questionable if it should be attempted.
      • 4. All five cases were easily and successfully treated by abdominal reposition of the uterus by the method here described.
      • 5. All five cases were in such poor condition that they were transfused at the time of operation.
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