Obstetric hysterectomy in a population of South East England.

  title={Obstetric hysterectomy in a population of South East England.},
  author={O A Eniola and Susan Bewley and Mark Waterstone and Richard I Hooper and Charles David Alexander Wolfe},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  volume={26 2},
The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence and outcome of obstetric hysterectomy. Of 48,865 women who delivered after 24 weeks' gestation in the South East Thames Region between March 1997 and February 1998, 22 women with obstetric hysterectomy were identified, and 15 prospectively followed-up (71% response rate). The incidence of obstetric hysterectomy was 0.45/1,000 deliveries with one maternal death (4.5%). Identified risk factors were delivery by caesarean section (68%), previous… CONTINUE READING

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