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A retrospective study of matched symphysiotomies and caesarian sections at Port Moresby General Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6950596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The caesarian section rate at Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) is 26.7/1000 and the symphysiotomy rate 2.5/1000 deliveries respectively. 40% of the caesarian sections are for cephalopelvic disproportion and in 50% of these cases the diagnosis is made late in labour; it is this group that is compared with the symphysiotomy group. The morbidities of each group are similar, 64% and 62% respectively. The maternal mortality rate in the caesarian section group was 11.6/1000 and the perinatal mortality 160/1000. There were no maternal deaths in the symphysiotomy group and the perinatal mortality rate was 82/1000. It is recommended that symphysiotomy should be more widely accepted as a safe alternative to caesarian section from both the maternal and foetal point of view.
G Mola; M Lamang; I A McGoldrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Papua and New Guinea medical journal     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0031-1480     ISO Abbreviation:  P N G Med J     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-21     Completed Date:  1982-05-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376417     Medline TA:  P N G Med J     Country:  PAPUA NEW GUINEA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Cesarean Section* / mortality
Follow-Up Studies
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Mortality
Obstetric Labor Complications
Papua New Guinea
Postoperative Care
Retrospective Studies
Symphysiotomy* / mortality

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