Role of vacuum extraction of fetal head in reducing the postpartum hemorrhage during lower segment caesarean section
Dr. Nandini Malleshappa Hadalagi and Dr. Rashmi MB
Aims and objectives:
To analyse the role of vacuum extraction of fetal head in reduction of Postpartum haemorrhage during Lower segment caesarean section.
Materials and methods: Fifty cases of full term parturient women were enrolled in the study group where vacuum was applied for extraction of fetal head during LSCS and the differences in preoperative and postoperative Hb was compared with fifty full term parturient women where fetal head extraction was done by manual method.
Results: Two cases of mild atonic PPH was noted in the vacuum group which is not significant. There was significant reduction in the differences of pre and postoperative Hb levels in the vacuum group.
Conclusion: Application of vacuum during lower segment caesarean section reduces PPH significantly.