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Laceration injury at cesarean section.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12380677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine the infant laceration injury rate during Cesarean sections at Naval Medical Center, San Diego and to describe risk factors associated with this complication. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all infants born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December, 1999 identified by computer coding as having sustained a birth injury. Fifty randomly selected maternal records of Cesarean sections without infant lacerations were reviewed and analyzed as a control group. RESULTS: Our Cesarean section rate during the time was 16.5% with a laceration injury rate of 0.74%. When compared to controls, there was no difference in operative indication, type of Cesarean section, or any demographic information between the two groups. Male infant gender (p = 0.027) and ruptured membranes (p = 0.019) showed a statistically significant difference between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: Laceration injury to the infant during Cesarean section is associated with a laboring uterus. This is an important complication that should be part of preoperative counselling and should be documented appropriately when it occurs.
Authors:
D M Haas; A W Ayres
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1476-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-16     Completed Date:  2003-01-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California 92134-5000, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Case-Control Studies
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Female
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / complications
Humans
Lacerations / etiology*
Pregnancy
Prenatal Injuries*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sex Factors

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