Predicting factors for emergency peripartum hysterectomy in women with placenta previa Erika Giambattista1,2

Manuela Wally Ossola, Silvia Francesca Duiella, Francesca Crovetto, Barbara Acaia, Edgardo Somigliana, Luigi Fedele

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Purpose The aim of the study was to identify predictive factors for peripartum hysterectomy in women with placenta previa. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all singleton pregnancies with a diagnosis of placenta previa, with the distance between the lower placenta edge and the internal cervical os is 2 cm, during the period June 2006-May 2010. Antepartum characteristics of women who did and did not undergo peripartum hysterectomy were compared: they include demographical data, obstetrics history, clinical course of the index pregnancy and sonographic Wndings. Results Two-hundred and forty-seven women were selected. peripartum hysterectomy was required in 12 cases (4.9%). A statistically signiWcant increased risk emerged for a history of cesarean section (p <0.001), major placenta previa (p <0.001), sonographic suspect of placenta accreta (p <0.001) and gestational age at delivery

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-906
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Cesarean section
  • Hysterectomy
  • Placenta accreta
  • Placenta previa
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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