Volume : VII, Issue : III, March - 2018

Obstetric outcome in elective vs emergency caesarean section

Lisha Govind K V, Rajesh T V

Abstract :


   Introduction: Cesarean section is the most common surgical procedure done in obstetric unit. With advanced surgical and anesthesia techniques, maternal mortality has come down in recent years. Still postoperative complications occur in these patients.  Among the elective caesarean and emergency caesarean groups, complications are slightly on the higher side in emergency group as compared to elective cases.

   Aim:  The study aimed to compare the maternal and fetal morbidities in elective as well as emergency caesarean section cases.

  Method: The study was a retrospective one over a period of one year. Data were collected from case records and compared. In total, 300 women were recruited for the study. Among these 150 had undergone elective caesarean and rest 150 had emergency caesarean section.

  Conclusion: Both elective and emergency caesarean sections are associated with certain complications in mother and fetus. But on compå, both maternal and fetal complications were slightly higher in emergency caesarean cases than elective caesarean cases. Hence regular antenatal check and picking up of high risk patients can reduce the incidence of emergency caesarean by prior planning.

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Lisha Govind K V, Rajesh T V, Obstetric outcome in elective vs emergency caesarean section, PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-3 | March-2018

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