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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2020, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B

Relaparotomy after caesarean section
Author(s): Dr. Elati Sindoori Reddy and Dr. Annie Rajaratnam
Abstract: Relaparotomy after cesarean section do happen and a study was done to critically evaluate the relaparotomy cases following the cesarean delivery at a tertiary medical centre. The study was conducted for a period of two years. The database of exploratory laparotomy following primary operation had been collected. Obstetric patients requiring re-laparotomy after primary surgery within 6 weeks of cesarean section were analyzed. A total of 10 cases underwent relaparotomy of which 8 had CS done at this institute and 2 had been referred from a peripheral health centre. The prevalence rate of relaparotomy was 0.77%. The most common complication requiring relaparotomy were sepsis and hemorrhage. During relaparotomy the most common intervention was resuturing of the uterine incision. Emergency relaparotomy is a lifesaving procedure and every obstetrician should be able to tackle effectively the different complications related to the surgery.
Pages: 68-70 | 963 Views | 271 Downloads
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Elati Sindoori Reddy, Dr. Annie Rajaratnam. Relaparotomy after caesarean section. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(2):68-70. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i2b.505
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology