Intrauterine resuscitation by rapid urinary bladder instillation in a case of occult prolapse of an excessively long umbilical cord

Ingo B. Runnebaum, Miriam Katz

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Abstract

Occult umbilical cord prolapse is a dramatic obstetrical emergency jeopardizing health and life of the fetus. Distending the maternal urinary bladder provides alleviation of pressure on the cord by reducing uterine contractions and by maintaining fetal structures elevated in order to protect the fetus from asphyxia until Cesarean delivery. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-102
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cesarean delivery
  • Fetal asphyxia
  • Umbilical cord prolapse

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