Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 299, Issue 1, pp 135–139 | Cite as

Bleeding control using intrauterine continuous running suture during cesarean section in pregnant women with placenta previa

  • Jung Min Ryu
  • Yoon Seok Choi
  • Jin Young BaeEmail author
Maternal-Fetal Medicine



The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intrauterine continuous running suture during cesarean section in pregnant women with placenta previa.


We enrolled 277 women and medical records were retrospectively reviewed. Pregnant women were grouped according to uterine bleeding control methods as follows: Group A, using intrauterine continuous running suture and Group B (control group) using figure-of-eight suture.


Intrauterine continuous running sutures were used in 104 pregnant women. Mean total blood loss in Group A was significantly less than that in Group B (1332.70 ± 152.92 mL vs 1861.56 ± 157.74 mL, P = 0.029). Mean total transfusion unit of Group A was significantly less than that in Group B (1.74 ± 0.41 vs 3.52 ± 0.75, P = 0.037).


Intrauterine continuous running sutures can significantly reduce postpartum blood loss and transfusion units during cesarean section in pregnant women with placenta previa.


Intrauterine continuous running suture Placenta previa Postpartum hemorrhage Transfusion 



We can obtained good data through the efforts of one of the surgeons (Seong Yeon Hong) of Table 4.

Author contributions

JMR MD conducted data collection, analysis, and manuscript writing. YSC MD, PhD conducted project development and data analysis of study. JYB MD, PhD conducted project development and manuscript writing.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

There are no conflicts of interest to declare.

Ethical approval

This retrospective study was approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee of Daegu Catholic University hospital Ethical approval. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of MedicineCatholic University of DaeguGyeongsanSouth Korea

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