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Pregnant woman saved from uterine rupture

Update: March, 09/2017 - 18:12
Doctors perform surgeries. — VNA/VNS File Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A pregnant woman in HCM City was saved from uterine rupture while in labour by doctors from four hospitals thanks to an inter-hospital alert system.

The 36-year-old woman was admitted to Trưng Vương Hospital on Tuesday morning while going into labour with a 38-week-old fetus. It was her third pregnancy.

On the evening of the same day, the hospital’s doctors decided to perform a Caesarean section after detecting signs of heart failure from the fetus and uterine rupture from the mother.

When the mother presented symptoms of excessive vaginal bleeding, doctors safely removed the 3.1kg baby from her womb.

The hospital’s internal alert system was immediately activated, summoning its heads and the doctors on duty at the four departments of Obstetrics, Intensive Care, Laboratory and Anesthesiology to the operation room for emergency consultation.

The medical team decided to remove the patient’s uterus to stop the bleeding. Three bags of frozen O D+ red blood cells were required during the surgeries.

The patient’s internal iliac vein started bleeding uncontrollably following the surgeries, for which an inter-hospital alert was activated requesting support from Hùng Vương Hospital, Chợ Rẫy Hospital and HCM City Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.

Five doctors from the three hospitals rushed to the Trưng Vương Hospital and collaborated with its medical team to stop the bleeding.

The patient is no longer in critical condition.

Her condition and the baby’s health is currently being monitored at Trưng Vương Hospital. They will be released in the next few days. — VNS

 

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