A 27-year review of obstetric hysterectomy

  title={A 27-year review of obstetric hysterectomy},
  author={R. Roopnarinesingh and L. Fay and P. Mckenna},
  journal={Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  pages={252 - 254}
  • R. Roopnarinesingh, L. Fay, P. Mckenna
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • A retrospective case-review of 52 mothers who had a peripartum hysterectomy over the past 27 years was conducted at the Rotunda hospital, Dublin, Ireland. The chief indications were uncontrollable haemorrhage due to rupture of the uterus, placenta praevia and uterine atony. Obstetric hysterectomy is a formidable operation, usually performed as a life-saving measure and requires expert surgical dexterity in order to minimise the significant morbidity. The benefits of the subtotal operation… CONTINUE READING
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