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Lijec Vjesn. 2015 Jul-Aug;137(7-8):223-8.

[THE INCIDENCE OF PERIPARTUM HYSTERECTOMY IN FIVE CROATIAN HOSPITALS DURING A SIXTEEN-YEAR PERIOD].

[Article in Croatian]

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Peripartal hysterectomy (PPH) is a life saving surgical procedure that is performed when conservative measures fail to control bleeding. According to literature data there is an increase in incidence among developed countries.

AIM:

To define the rate of PPH during two eight-year periods in five Croatian hospitals in respect to mode of delivery.

METHODS:

Patients data were collected retrospectively from the medical records of the five Croatian hospitals. We analyzed data from 1998 to 2013, and divided them in two eight-year periods.

RESULTS:

In 70 cases out of 153,302 deliveries urgent PPH was performed. PPH after vaginal deliveries was found in 0.21%o and 0.16%o and PPH after caesarean section was 1.91 %o and 2.04%o in the first and second period, respectively.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION:

There is no increase of PPH rate in the two analyzed periods, although there is a statistically significant increase of caesarean section rate. Caesarean section presents higher risk for PPH.

PMID:
26502672
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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