Intravenous nitroglycerin for uterine inversion

J Clin Anesth. 1992 Nov-Dec;4(6):487-8. doi: 10.1016/0952-8180(92)90225-p.


Uterine inversion following vaginal delivery or during Cesarean section is rare. Cardiovascular instability resulting from blood loss is possible. This article describes the use of intravenous nitroglycerin as an alternative to the induction of general anesthesia and administration of volatile anesthetics to provide uterine relaxation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
  • Anesthesia, Spinal*
  • Cesarean Section*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Nitroglycerin / administration & dosage
  • Nitroglycerin / therapeutic use*
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Reoperation
  • Uterine Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Uterine Diseases / etiology


  • Nitroglycerin