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Obstet Gynecol. 1978 Aug;52(2):189-92.

Extraabdominal uterine exteriorization at cesarean section.


A series of 386 consecutive cesarean sections is presented in which postpartum uteri were randomly exteriorized or left in situ for suturing the hysterotomy incision in an attempt to evaluate differences in morbidity. Both groups were shown to be similar with respect to overall morbidity, although a high-morbidity subgroup exhibiting increased blood loss was defined and included significantly more patients in the noneventrated group. Emesis occurred in 4 (3.4%) patients in the eventrated group and was directly related to fundal traction under regional anesthesia. Although a larger prospective series is needed to evaluate more serious morbidity, the data presented suggest that uterine eventration at cesarean section is not to be condemned.

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