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Systematic Review of Cesarean Scar Assessment in the Nonpregnant State: Imaging Techniques and Uterine Scar Defect.
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PMID:  22399223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective To review the ability of imaging techniques to predict incomplete healing of uterine cesarean scars before the next pregnancy. Study Design A systematic literature review searched for studies on women who underwent previous low-transverse cesarean, evaluated by hysterography, sonohysterography (SHG), or transvaginal ultrasound (TVU). The median prevalence of scar defects was computed with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs). Odds ratio (OR, 95% CI) identified risk factors of incomplete healing.Results The analysis included 21 studies. The proportions of suspected scar defects detected by hysterography, SGH, and TVU were 58% (33 to 70), 59% (58 to 85), and 37% (20 to 65), respectively. Two studies found that women with a large uterine scar defect had a higher risk of uterine rupture or uterine scar dehiscence than those with no scar defect or small scar defect (OR: 26.05 [2.36 to 287.61], p <0.001). The only reported risk factor for scar defect was the occurrence of more than one previous cesarean (OR: 2.24 [1.13, 4.45], p = 0.02).Conclusion Hysterography, SGH, and TVU can detect uterine scar defects in ∼50% of women with previous cesarean.
Stéphanie Roberge; Amélie Boutin; Nils Chaillet; Lynne Moore; Nicole Jastrow; Suzanne Demers; Emmanuel Bujold
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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