Couvelaire uterus: literature review and description of technique for conservative management

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Marina Bartolomeu de Carvalho, Rachel Freitas Lopes Nunes , Felipe José de Paiva Rocha , Raíza de Almeida Aguiar , Daniela Guimarães Discacciati , Álvaro Luiz Lage Alves and Mário Dias Correa Junior

Couvelaire uterus is a severe complication of placental abruption. For decades, the standard treatment for Couvelaire's uterus was hysterectomy. However, the traditional concept that myometrial bleeding interferes with uterine contractility resulting in atony is no longer justified and hysterectomy may not always be necessary. The objective of the pr

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