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Reproductive outcomes in women with classic bladder exstrophy: an observational cross-sectional study.
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PMID:  22537419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the reproductive outcomes of 52 women with classical bladder exstrophy. STUDY DESIGN: This was an observational study with cross-sectional and retrospective arms. RESULTS: The average age of the sample was 33 years (range, 17-63). Of those who had tried, 19/38 (66%) had conceived. A total of 57 pregnancies (3 sets of twins) were reported for the 19 patients and resulted in 34/57 live births (56%), 21/57 miscarriages (35%), 1/57 (2%) termination, and 4/57 (7%) stillbirths or neonatal deaths. Four deliveries resulted in major complications including 1 transection of the ureter (4%), 1 fistula formation (4%), and 2 postpartum hemorrhages (8%). There were 2 admissions to intensive care, one for urinary sepsis and another for massive obstetric hemorrhage. CONCLUSION: Fertility is impaired in women with bladder exstrophy. Pregnancy is high risk both for the mother and baby. Delivery should be at a tertiary referral obstetric unit with urology cover. In the majority of cases planned cesarean section is the most appropriate mode of delivery.
Rebecca Deans; Frederick Banks; Lih-Mei Liao; Dan Wood; Christopher Woodhouse; Sarah M Creighton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Royal Hospital for Women and University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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