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How safe is caesarean section.
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PMID:  8591106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over an almost 5 year period, 8,017 caesarean sections were done, and there were 51 maternal deaths following caesarean section (of which 5 were done outside). Caesarean section deaths accounted for 1 in 8 overall maternal deaths in the hospital, and institutional mortality for caesarean section was 5.7/1,000 operations. The causes of death included haemorragic shock in 19 (37.3%), general anaesthesia (11.6%), hypertensive disorders 5 (9.8%), general anaesthesia in hypertensive pregnancies 4 (7.8%), septicaemia 7 (13.7%), hepatic failure 3 (5.9%), pulmonary edema 2 (3.9%) and unknown including pulmonary embolism 6 (11.6%). Five deaths followed elective operations. Caesarean section done in cases of antepartum haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, post caesarean pregnancies with adherent placentae and obstructed labour caused the majority of caesarean mortalities.
J Mukherji; J C Samaddar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1340-9654     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol (Tokyo 1995)     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-04-01     Completed Date:  1996-04-01     Revised Date:  2009-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515066     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol (Tokyo 1995)     Country:  JAPAN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Eden Hospital Medical College, Calcutta, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section / mortality*
Maternal Mortality*
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors

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