Manual removal of the placenta--a case control study.

  title={Manual removal of the placenta--a case control study.},
  author={H Titiz and Arthur Wallace and Donald C. Voaklander},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={41 1},
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and complications related to manual removal of the placenta in a regional hospital in Australia. The study was carried out at the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital in Shepparton. The hospital medical records were reviewed from 1992 to 1999. A total of 3734 singleton live vaginal deliveries took place during the 7-year study period. The placenta was removed manually in 114 women (3%). For a control group, a series of 113 women who had singleton… CONTINUE READING

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