Laceration injury at Cesarean section

David Haas, A. W. Ayres

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the infant laceration injury rate during Cesarean sections at Naval Medical Center, San Diego and to describe risk factors associated with this complication. Methods: Retrospective chart review of all infants born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December, 1999 identified by computer coding as having sustained a birth injury. Fifty randomly selected maternal records of Cesarean sections without infant lacerations were reviewed and analyzed as a control group. Results: Our Cesarean section rate during the time was 16.5% with a laceration injury rate of 0.74%. When compared to controls, there was no difference in operative indication, type of Cesarean section, or any demographic information between the two groups. Male infant gender (p = 0.027) and ruptured membranes (p = 0.019) showed a statistically significant difference between the two groups. Conclusions: Laceration injury to the infant during Cesarean section is associated with a laboring uterus. This is an important complication that should be part of preoperative counselling and should be documented appropriately when it occurs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Lacerations
Cesarean Section
Wounds and Injuries
Birth Injuries
Uterus
Counseling
Mothers
Demography
Control Groups
Membranes

Keywords

  • Cesarean section
  • Complication
  • Injury
  • Laceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Laceration injury at Cesarean section. / Haas, David; Ayres, A. W.

In: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2002, p. 196-198.

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