Obstetric hysterectomy: changing trends over 20 years in a multiethnic high risk population

@article{Yoong2006ObstetricHC,
  title={Obstetric hysterectomy: changing trends over 20 years in a multiethnic high risk population},
  author={W. L. Yoong and Nadine S Massiah and Ade Oluwu},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={274},
  pages={37-40}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the demographics, indication and complications of emergency postpartum hysterectomy in a multiethnic high-risk obstetric population and to assess if there is a change in trend between 1983 and 2003. Eighteen women underwent postpartum hysterectomies in the 20 year period (prevalence 0.028%) and there were two maternal deaths. Overall, 77% of the postpartum hysterectomies were performed for intractable haemorrhage following caesarean section (CS). There is… CONTINUE READING

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