Bandl ring

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The Bandl ring , even Bandl contraction ring , Bandl bead , Bandl-furrow or Bandl'sche furrow called, was in 1875 by Ludwig Bandl (1842-1892), an Austrian gynecologist and obstetrician , first reported and published 1876th It is a muscular ring that occurs due to the contracture of the upper segment of the uterus during pregnancy and can often also be seen through the abdominal wall. The rise of the Bandl ring shows what Bandl had not yet recognized, an impending uterine rupture ( rupture of the uterus ).


  • L. Bandl: About the behavior of the uterus and the cervix during pregnancy and childbirth. F. Enke, Stuttgart 1876.
  • Barbara I. Tshisuaka: Bandl, Ludwig. In: Werner E. Gerabek , Bernhard D. Haage, Gundolf Keil , Wolfgang Wegner (eds.): Enzyklopädie Medizingeschichte. De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2005, ISBN 3-11-015714-4 , p. 136 f.