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Peripartum hysterectomy in Aba southeastern Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19133047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Emergency peripartum hysterectomy is a challenging but life-saving procedure. In this descriptive study carried out in a rural Nigerian hospital, we found an incidence of emergency peripartum hysterectomy of 5.4 per 1000 deliveries and a significant association with abdominal mode of delivery, unbooked status, previous caesarean section and placenta previa. The most common indications for peripartum hysterectomy were placenta accreta (47.6%) and uterine rupture (28.6%). There were five (23.8%) maternal deaths and other complications included sepsis (five), bladder injury (three) and prolonged hospital stay (11).
Chisara C Umezurike; Paul A Feyi-Waboso; Charles Adeyinka Adisa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1479-828X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-09     Completed Date:  2009-04-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Nigerian Christian Hospital, Aba, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Emergency Treatment / statistics & numerical data*
Hysterectomy / mortality,  statistics & numerical data*
Length of Stay
Maternal Mortality*
Nigeria / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology*,  mortality,  surgery*
Placenta Accreta / epidemiology,  mortality,  surgery
Risk Factors
Uterine Rupture / epidemiology,  mortality,  surgery

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