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Purpose: The study aims to investigate the effectiveness of Hayman’s suture in the management of Atonic postpartum hemorrhage.
Subjects and Method: The study includes 37 patients who developed severe atonic PPH not responsive to pharmacological measures at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Aswan University hospital, in the period between Mars 2018 and December 2019. This is a case series study of 37 patients upon whom Hayman suture is applied when failed to respond to medical management, step-wise devascularization of the uterus is attempted when the suture cannot control the bleeding alone, reserving hysterectomy as a last resort when all measures are failed.
Results: Results of the research None of the 37 patients of our study required hysterectomy to control the bleeding, Hayman suture succeeded solely to arrest the hemorrhage in 30 patients (81.1%), while 7 patients(18.9%) required step-wise devascularization of the uterus with Hayman suture to stop the bleeding. It is not uncommon for complications to be described with the use of uterine compression sutures. In our study, we did not report any complications.
Conclusion: The application of Hayman’s suture is a fast, efficient, non-complex, lifesaving and fertility-sparing technique to control atonic postpartum hemorrhage.
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