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Manual vacuum aspiration for postpartum pyometra

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Postpartum pyometra is rare; however, it may lead to sepsis. The main initial symptoms are fever, lower abdominal pain and foul-smelling lochia. The treatment includes antibiotic administration and surgical drainage. This is a report of postpartum pyometra following a caesarean section that was successfully treated with manual vacuum aspiration, a simple and minimally invasive option. Other treatment options include pyometra reduction using placenta forceps and the placement of an intrauterine drainage catheter.

  • Pregnancy
  • Infectious diseases

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