Annals of African Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 194--196

Uterine prolapse following fundal pressure in the first stage of labour: A case report


J Tukur, AO Omale, H Abdullahi, Z Datti 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

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J Tukur
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, P. M. B. 3452, Kano
Nigeria

The use of fundal pressure to assist a woman in labor is a controversial procedure. Its benefits are yet to be scientifically confirmed and it is associated with complications such as perineal lacerations, uterine rupture and uterine inversion. A case is reported of a 28year old Gravida 5 Para 4 + 0 (3 Alive) who presented to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, (AKTH) Kano, Nigeria with uterine prolapse following fundal pressure done in the first stage of labor in a peripheral hospital. She was delivered by Cesarean section and the prolapse successfully reduced under general anesthesia. Health workers need education on the risks associated with fundal pressure. Alternative methods of aiding women in labor should be promoted.


How to cite this article:
Tukur J, Omale A O, Abdullahi H, Datti Z. Uterine prolapse following fundal pressure in the first stage of labour: A case report.Ann Afr Med 2007;6:194-196


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Tukur J, Omale A O, Abdullahi H, Datti Z. Uterine prolapse following fundal pressure in the first stage of labour: A case report. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];6:194-196
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