Severe abruptio placentae - still unpreventable

L. Rai, H. Duvvi, U. R. Rao, Vaidehi, V. Nalini

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Abstract

The management of abruptio placentae remains a problem, despite advances in medical science. This study analyses severity of abruption, resultant morbidity, and maternal and fetal mortality in 105 cases. Among the contributory factors, hypertension (44%) and grand multiparity (24%) were common. There was no maternal death among these cases, mainly because of liberal use of blood transfusion, prompt delivery, and careful fetal monitoring, but perinatal mortality remained high (73%). Factors responsible for this high perinatal mortality and its prevention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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