Use of an Innovative Condom Balloon Tamponade in Postpartum Haemorrhage: A Report

  • Nalini Mishra
  • Sumi Agrawal
  • Kanchan Gulabani
  • Chandrashekhar Shrivastava
Instrumentation & Techniques


In order to meet the Millennium Development Goals [1], we must achieve a reduction in the deaths due to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) which is the major contributor in the developing countries [2]. As per WHO recommendations, the use of intrauterine balloon tamponade (UBT) is recommended for the treatment of PPH due to uterine atony if women do not respond to uterotonics [3]. FIGO also included uterine balloon tamponade as a recommended second-line intervention for the treatment of PPH [4]. The successful outcome of balloon tamponade is reported to be 80–100 % [5]. This high efficacy avoids surgery which is often delayed or may be unavailable thereby costing the women her life. Intrauterine balloon may also be used as a temporizing measure while awaiting transfer or to resuscitate her.

The commercially available uterine-specific devices are designed with an intrauterine drainage port but have a prohibitively high cost. Low resource settings have to rely on lower cost...


Uterine Bleeding Operation Theatre Ergometrine Balloon Tamponade Fundal Height 
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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nalini Mishra
    • 1
  • Sumi Agrawal
    • 1
  • Kanchan Gulabani
    • 1
  • Chandrashekhar Shrivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Pt. J N M Medical College & BRAM Hospital Raipur (C.G.)RaipurIndia

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