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Peripartum Hysterectomy

Wright, Jason D. MD; Bonanno, Clarrisa MD; Shah, Monjri MD; Gaddipati, Sreedhar MD; Devine, Patricia MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181e6df64
In the Trenches

Because peripartum hysterectomy is associated with significant morbidity, understanding the indications, techniques, and complications of this procedure is essential.

From the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.

Dr. Wright is the Levine Family Assistant Professor of Women's Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Shah is an Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Drs. Bonaanno, Gaddipati, and Devine are Assistant Professors in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Address correspondence to the Consultant Editor for Clinical Case Series: Ingrid Nygaard, MD, MS, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 North 1900 East, Room 2B200, Salt Lake City, UT 84132; e-mail: ingrid.nygaard@hsc.utah.edu.

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

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