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Emergency Peripartum Hysterectomy

Results From the Prospective Nordic Obstetric Surveillance Study (NOSS)

Jakobsson, M.; Tapper, A.M.; Colmorn, L.B.; Lindqvist, P.G.; Klungsøyr, K.; Krebs, L.; Børdahl, P.E.; Gottvall, K.; Källén, K.; Bjarnadóttir, R.I.; Langhoff-Roos, J.; Gissler, M.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: June 2016 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 68
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000482599.41747.bb
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(Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 94 (2015) 745–754)

When hemorrhage is so severe and uncontrollable that it threatens the life of a parturient, an emergency peripartum hysterectomy may be performed. Emergency hysterectomies are used only after conservative treatments have failed and are the last option to prevent maternal morbidity or even death.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

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