NYMC Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2-2017

Department

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Abstract

Cervical pregnancy can be complicated by perfuse vaginal bleeding. Mechanical compression directed at tamponing the cervical vessels can control hemostasis. There are several types of balloon catheters that have been described for cervical compression. However use of a double balloon catheter is a novel approach for cervical tamponade, as one balloon is positioned below the external cervical os and the second balloon is situated above in the internal cervical os. This compresses the cervix from internal os to external os between the two balloons, forming a "cervical sandwich." We describe this method of cervical tamponade using a silicone double balloon cervical ripening catheter that rapidly controlled hemorrhage in a patient that failed conservative management with methotrexate.

Publisher's Statement

Originally published in Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017, Art. ID: 9396075. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9396075

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