Successful use of condom catheters for management of uterine inversion: Case report and literature review

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Introduction and importance: Uterine inversion is a rare case but can lead to maternal death. Treatment options start from repositioning the uterus to surgery. Surgery should be prevented because this procedure is associated with complications and long-term effects on women. A case report describes the use of condom chateters in the management of bleeding due to uterine inversion. Case presentation: Mrs. SIM, a 35-year-old secondary primigravida woman, was referred from the midwife's independent practice 3 h after her third delivery with a diagnosis of uterine prolapse and hypovolemic shock. The patient successfully underwent a manual placenta but part of her uterus turned inside out accompanied by bleeding. At the referral hospital, the patient was diagnosed with uterine inversion. The main action is to reposition the uterus, then maintain it with internal bimanual compression. After the patient's perineum was sutured, the patient was observed for uterine contractions and given antibiotics. The patient had intermittent uterine contractions and bleeding therefore she was initiated to insert a condom catheter. The patient showed signs of improvement in her general condition and no active bleeding was found. Clinical discussion: An accurate diagnosis needs to be made early so that there is no misdiagnosis between uterine prolapse and uterine inversion. Good teamwork is needed in case management. It is necessary to approach both primary and tertiary health facilities for case screening and initial management. Conclusion: Condom catheters can be helpful in the management of uterine inversion, particularly in stopping bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107076
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


  • Case report
  • Condom catheters
  • Maternal health
  • Uterine inversion
  • Uterine reposition


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