Risk factors for emergency postpartum hysterectomy: The neglected role of previous surgically induced abortions

Manuela W. Ossola, Edgardo Somigliana, Maria Mauro, Barbara Acaia, Laura Benaglia, Luigi Fedele

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The objective of this retrospective case-control study was to identify clinical factors associated with emergency peripartum hysterectomy. Deliveries from January 2003 through October 2009 in this tertiary care obstetrics hospital were reviewed. Cases were women who underwent emergency peripartum hysterectomy. Controls were those who delivered immediately after the cases but in whom hysterectomy was not needed. They were matched to cases in a 5:1 ratio. Thirty-eight cases and 190 controls were selected. Variables found to be significantly associated with emergency postpartum hysterectomy were a stage III-IV placenta previa (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1450-1453
Number of pages4
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011



  • abortion
  • cesarean section
  • Hysterectomy
  • multiple pregnancy
  • placenta previa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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