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Management of the placenta in advanced abdominal pregnancies at an East african tertiary referral center.
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PMID:  20509789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To review the diagnosis and treatment of 9 advanced abdominal pregnancies in a low-resource setting of a developing country, focusing on the management of the placenta.
METHODS: Abdominal pregnancies occurring between 1999 and 2007 were identified from hospital records in Tanzania. All patients were followed up for a median of 6 months after surgery (range 5-9 months).
RESULTS: At the time of diagnosis, pregnancies were between 20 and 42 weeks of gestation (median 27 weeks). All 9 mothers survived the abdominal pregnancy, and 7 fetuses died before delivery. The placenta was left completely in situ in 5 of the nine cases.
CONCLUSIONS: Abdominal pregnancy is often detected rather late in low-resource settings compared with higher-resource settings. We suggest that in the described low-resource setting where red blood cell transfusions are not always readily available, the placenta may be left in situ after removal of the fetus.
Olola Oneko; Edgar Petru; Gileard Masenga; Daniela Ulrich; Joseph Obure; Willibald Zeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women's health (2002)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1931-843X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159262     Medline TA:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1369-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tumaini University, Tanzania, East Africa.
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