Catastrophic complications of previous cesarean section.

  title={Catastrophic complications of previous cesarean section.},
  author={Cynthia Chazotte and Wayne r. Cohen},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={163 3},
Of 711 patients who were delivered after one or more previous cesarean sections, 17 (2.4%) had an extremely serious complication. Uterine rupture and placenta previa or placenta accreta with accompanying hemorrhage were the major contributors to mortality and major morbidity. Nine uterine ruptures occurred, including five associated with labor with a low transverse uterine scar and one with an unknown scar (1.4% of trials of labor). There were two cases of placenta previa and five with varying… CONTINUE READING


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